México, D.F. Libros del Marqués, 2018. First Edition. Paperback. 190p., wrps. New. Item #69703
"Paco Talcós" centers around the eponymous protagonist Paco Talcós, the foundling son of an actress and frivolous filmmaker. The work explores Paco's life through his own voice, and through his friend Natalia Llorente, an interlocutor and mirror off of whom the writer bounces his ideas and purifies his emotions. Paco is a bright, self-taught boy whose adoptive father, Gerry, gives him the affection that his biological father denied him. After Gerry's death, he finds professional success, along with a demon that will follow him for life. This narrative is agile, lively, endearing, raw, and sweet, examining the gap between the desolate forests of postmodern bitterness.