Madrid: Kalathos Ediciones, 2020. First Edition. Paperback. 121p., indices, wrps. Item #75882
The stories that Borja presents to us in this edition have a conductive thread in their theme, which always borders on the boundary between realism, on the one hand, and fantasy or the uncertain world of the subjectivity of the characters, on the other. The characters that appear in them are misunderstood, discriminated or lonely beings, as we will discover in The first time someone walked backwards, in It will be better not to stop writing or in Do not feed the dog. In other cases, we come across characters haunted by the chains of their own stereotyped perception, as in The Huge Lord and the Arrow that Didn't Pierce $ 45. It is surprising to find two stories that revolve around the theme of justice: Black Ink Eyes and The Frenchman. The latter leaves a strange flavor that mixes themes such as colonial rule, the social gaps of society and the tormented mind of the main character.