El desierto blanco

Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2023. First Edition. Paperback. 160p.,wrps. new. Item #83598
ISBN: 9788433918499

“El desierto blanco” is an exceptional novel about our current time as observed from a foreign time and space. In this work, nine strangers flee bombings in a balloon. They must decide which of them has to jump into the sea so that the rest can reach a desert island safely and start a new civilization. The globe travelers are the only survivors of a world war that has destroyed the world as they knew it. What is at stake, in reality, is not the future of the human species, but a temporary job as a salesman in a department store. “This is how the job search was in 2011,” Carlos, the the narrator of the novel, writes. He tries to rescue, along with other close and complicit voices, the world as he knew it. From that enigmatic exile, the narrator traces, through apparently anecdotal memories, the dark undercurrents that transformed the lives of all those people he knew, taking them so far away.

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