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Álvaro Bisama
The Sorcerer

(El brujo)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/08/2016
  • ISBN: 9789569583735
  • 228 pages

The whims of memory and the obstinate disruptions of landscape pervade the stories of missing parents and the sons that search for them in the midst of horror and crime   Haunted by the ghosts he has seen as a photojournalist, a photographer flees to the south, to Chiloé, amid the social unrest of the 1980s. With his lens he has captured the faces of a Chile subjugated by fear. His pictures reflect straightforward emotion, with no poetry involved. But this collective pain is also personal, and he finds his only option is to drop everything and take refuge in a place lost in time and surrounded by nature, where he can learn how to forget. Violence will nonetheless pursue him, and he will get trapped again by the images he believes he has left behind.

About the author

CHILE – ÁLVARO BISAMA (Valparaíso, 1975) is a writer and holds a PhD in literature. He has published the novels Caja negra, Música marciana, Estrellas muertas, Ruido and Taxidermia, as well as three collections of short stories. He has been awarded several literary prizes.