Barcelona: Literatura Random House, 2018. First Edition. Paperback. 135p., wrps. new. Item #65364
"Moronga" is a novel about Jose Zeledon, a quiet and shy man who is tormented by his violent past. After fleeing from El Salvador with a new identity after its civil war, he has managed to go unnoticed for years in the United States. Now he must leave Texas behind and start a new life in Wisconsin. But his peaceful new life will be altered when he discovers that another Salvadorian, journalist Erasmo Aragon, is working as a professor while searching for the truth about revolutionary poet Roque Dalton's death. Zeledon and Aragon are both survivors of El Salvador's horror; both tell their first-person stories about their past, the guerrilla army, and narcos, while author Horacio Castellanos Moya weaves an intricate cobweb of violence that soon reaches a point where everything is complexly connected.