Lima: Editoral Planeta Perú, Emecé Cruz del sur, 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 236p., indices, wrps. New. Item #75792
Maldonado immerses himself here in the counterculture and appropriates the possibilities of subcultures related to the world of anime, pornography and series B film productions to create a millennial epic, where the crisis of adolescence is confused with elements emerging of the XXI century in Latin America. The tribute to Bret Easton Ellis and J.D. Salinger is present not so much in the exposed materials, but rather in that original impulse that the author had to write this book. If the ultimate Peruvian novel had to be removed from its city center and sentimentality to renew it with the exploration of the margins and fury, J. J. Maldonado has more than fulfilled that task.