México, D.F. Ediciones Antílope, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2017. First Edition. Paperback. 165p., wrps. New. Item #65645
"La balada de Rocky Rontal" is a collection of stories that revolve around the concepts of freedom, cruelty, violence, and trauma. One of the works is set in the prison of Lurigancho, an overpopulated hell in Lima, following an inmate who writes as the only way to find salvation and sanity. Another narrative takes place in California, centering around a man condemned to live in the shadow of violence, directly or indirectly. Written by Peruvian journalist, author, and Columbia professor Daniel Alarcón, who is also the author of "The king is always above the people"