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El desbarrancadero

Author: Fernando Vallejo
Publisher: México : Debolsillo, 2017.
Series: Contemporanea.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Spanish : Primera ediciónView all editions and formats
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Fernando returns home after a prolonged absence to attend to his most beloved brother, Dario, an AIDS patient whose health is slowly deteriorating owing to his alcohol and marijuana use. Vallejo indulges in digressions into past memories that they both share, which include endless adolescent partying and homosexual love affairs. La Muerte (Death), the character around whom the narrative ultimately revolves, appears
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Genre/Form: Ghost stories
Fiction
Ficción
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Vallejo
ISBN: 9786073159180 6073159188
OCLC Number: 1014037176
Language Note: In Spanish. En español.
Description: 177 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Contemporanea.
Responsibility: Fernando Vallejo.
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Fernando returns home after a prolonged absence to attend to his most beloved brother, Dario, an AIDS patient whose health is slowly deteriorating owing to his alcohol and marijuana use. Vallejo indulges in digressions into past memories that they both share, which include endless adolescent partying and homosexual love affairs. La Muerte (Death), the character around whom the narrative ultimately revolves, appears throughout, touching different members of Vallejo's family and finally becoming his worst enemy.

"Cuando Carlos salió del cuarto me acerqué a la cama, me senté a su lado y me incliné sobre él: sus ojos suplicantes se cruzaron con los míos por última vez. ¿Qué me quería decir? ¿Que lo ayudara a vivir? ¿O que lo ayudara a morir? A vivir, por supuesto, él nunca quiso morirse." Metáfora de la muerte, conciliábulo de espectros y fantasmas, El desbarrancadero cuenta el fin de una casa en medio de un país que se desmorona. Si no la vida del autor, por lo menos sus libros desembocan con esta obra desolada y conmovedora en el inexorable final.

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