Author(s): Santiago Gamboa


An unnamed author is invited to the International Congress of Biography and Memory in Jerusalem. In the conference rooms of a luxury hotel, he listens to a series of extraordinary life stories. But it is Jos Maturana - evangelical pastor, recovering drug addict and ex-con - with his story of redemption at the hands of a charismatic tattooed messiah from Miami, who fascinates the author more than any other. But is it true? Hours later however, Maturana is found dead in his hotel room. The narrator, moved by Maturana's life story sets out to discover the truth about his death.


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Santiago Gamboa was born in BogotA, Colombia. His debut novel, "PAginas de vuelta "(1995), established him as one of the most innovative voices in Colombian literature. He has since published seven novels and two collections of short stories. His journalism appears regularly in "El""Tiempo "(Colombia) and "Cromos," and he is a regular contributor to Radio France International. Previously Colombia's cultural attached in New Delhi, he currently lives in Rome.

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  • : 9781609450731
  • : Europa Editions
  • : Europa Editions
  • : 0.578
  • : July 2012
  • : 210mm X 135mm X 38mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2015
  • : books

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  • : Santiago Gamboa
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 863.64
  • : 464