Montevideo: Estuario Editora, 2018. First Edition. Paperback. 168p., wrps. New. Item #69235
"El café del griego: Un estudio de la luz" is a novel that in which Vangelis, a Greek who lived a miserable childhood under Nazi occupation, opens a coffee shop in Stockholm. The shop is a place where marginalized Swedes and Latin American exiles meet, and where three separate stories are woven together for nearly a decade: a young son of refugees escaping from Argentina's crisis; a mature Uruguayan student at the Royal Academy of Art who travels to Poland, convulsing under the crisis of socialism; and the happenings of Duarte's diary, the narrator of all the stories. Chronicler of his life and that of others, his journal is the confluence of past and future destinations.