The Man with the Magic Lens
(El hombre de la cámara mágica)
With his Polaroid camera, Tony Lafont strikes out to create an exhaustive inventory of a hotel in Cartagena. The novel is the story of both the hotel and its photographer, but above all, it is an acute and intimate depiction of its contrasting characters, who are splendid, naïve, tender, melancholy and joyful. This novel is also a chronicle of lives that pass by slowly, without an expiration date, as they wait to enter the final room.