Neon cemeteries

Andrés Felipe Solano

NOVEL. TUSQUETS, 2016. 320 PAGES

Salgado is a listless wanderer of the streets of Seoul until his uncle, a former captain in the Korean War who went missing seven years ago, intrudes upon his desultory existence asking for help: he needs to find a man named Vladimir Bustos.

Looking for someone is like competing with a ghost. What had seemed just a harmless, if eccentric, request ends up seeing Salgado entangled in a web of international espionage involving Taekwondo studios that train Colombian guerrillas; communists and capitalists with no voice in their ravaged republic, and eventually a tale from the Cold War that undermines the geography of the United States and the Soviet Union.

Andrés Felipe Solano lights up this novel with stories about the solitude of men and women obsessed with following in someone else's footsteps, the failure of a period and the illusion of identity.

Article in LA VANGUARDIA

Article in EL ESPECTADOR

«Neon Cemeteries isn't the mirage of someone just flirting with a far-off peninsula. It is a hallucinatory, slightly schizophrenic tale about a man who solves a mystery by examining the evidence, like a detective».

Manuela Saldarriaga, EL ESPECTADOR

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish TUSQUETS

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