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Pedro Badrán
The Man with the Magic Lens

(El hombre de la cámara mágica)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/11/2015
  • ISBN: 9789588894645
  • 232 pages

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.

About the author

Pedro Badrán was awarded the National Short Novel Award in 2000 for his novel El día de la mudanza. His novel Un cadáver en la mesa es mala educación (2003) received an award from the Paris municipality and his novel La pasión de Policarpa (2010) received critics’ acclaim.