In Montreal, Alfredo struggles with his memories of being ordered to commit an atrocity by the Bolivian army. Despising his nation as an oppressive sham, he falls for a woman who has no nation--a Kurdish freedom fighter trying to blast an independent Kurdistan into existence. As the net of intrigue closes in on his lover, Alfredo must finally face his past. Refusing to be bound by style, genre, or language, Alejandro Saravia captures the tumultuous existence of the exile.
Alejandro Saravia is a Canadian-Bolivian author and journalist who lives in Montreal.
Maria Jose Gimenez is a translator and poet from Venezuela.
About the Author
Alejandro Saravia is a Canadian-Bolivian author. He settled down in Montreal in 1986, where he started writing again. His latest publications include Jaguar con el corazón en la mano (2010) and L'homme polyphonique (2014). He is the codirector of the Montreal literary magazine The Apostles Review. María José Giménez is a translator and poet. She was born in Venezuela and has lived in the US and Canada since 1993.