Historia de Roque Rey

Historia de Roque Rey, Ricardo Romero. Eterna Cadencia, 512 p.

Roque Rey was brought up by his aunt and uncle. He was eleven when his uncle Pedro died, and that day his aunt asked him to try on the shoes with which she intended to bury her husband. Roque Rey put them on, and walked away, never to return. And so begins a long peregrination in borrowed shoes, spanning forty years of the life of Argentina, which leads Roque to cross the path of many unforgettable characters: a parricidal priest; a troup of musicians and dancers with whom he will spend several years traveling all over the country; the hundreds of dead people in the Morgue where he is employed during the dictatorship, whose shoes seem to be driven by a mind of their own; a highly gifted child who tries to seduce him…

An amazing epic novel, beautifully written, in the best trradition of Latin American literature, by one of the most talented young Argentinian writers.

RIGHTS SOLD: Eterna cadencia (World Spanish), Le Seuil (French), Fazi (Italy)

 

Ser feliz era eso

Alfaguara, 2014. 248 p.
Sofía, a 14 year-old girl whose mother has just died, turns up on Lucas’ doorstep, and tells him she is his daughter. Of course he hadn’t the slightest idea he had a fathered a child. This sudden irruption of a teenager into Lucas’ and his wife’s lives is not something they take too well, especially since the couple had decided never to have children…
A gripping, moving novel by a writer who, according to director Juan José Campanella, “succeeds like few others in giving his stories a universal dimension — the stories of ordinary people where commonplace becomes epic”.
Rights sold: France (Éditions Héloïse d’Ormesson)

América nazi

Relatos reunidos

Alfaguara, 2012. 512 p.

A selection of novellas and short stories by one of Argentina’s most remarkable contemporary writers.

Rights sold: Italy (Jaca Books)

Pequeños combatientes

Great reviews following the publication in France of Pequeños combatientes. Here are just a few of them.

«Un témoignage-roman émouvant et original sur les années de dictature militaire vues par les yeux d’une enfant pleine d’imagination.» La Croix (lire la suite)
«Un récit poignant parce qu’il est à hauteur d’enfant.» L’Express (lire la suite)
«Elle réussit avec limpidité et brio à transformer l’expérience vécue en littérature.» Le Monde des livres (lire la suite)
«L’enfant solitaire qui doit découvrir et comprendre ce qu’on lui cache, c’est presque un écrivain.» Libération (lire la suite)
«Une chronique touchante d’une enfance rentrée en résistance.» Le Matricule des Anges (lire la suite)
«Haut en couleur et en tendresse.» La semaine (lire la suite)
«Cette force à supporter le drame éblouit le lecteur.» Actualitté (lire la suite)
«Raquel Robles compose un roman subtil qui transcende la gravité contextuelle pour dépeindre, avec une belle finesse littéraire, l’univers effrité de ces petits combattants.» Page des libraires, librairie Georges Talence (lire la suite)
«Un récit où tout le mystère, toute l’horreur, toutes les contradictions de cette époque composent une mélodie à la fois triste et drôle, d’une profonde beauté.» Eduardo Sacheri

Banzai!

(Grupo Editorial Norma, Aug. 2011, 240 p.). Bernatek returns to one of his favorite themes: his main protagonist is a man who starts from scratch under a new identity – that of a man killed in an accident –, moving away to a decadent town on the coast, totally freed from all previous ties and reinventing a new life for himself. As he wanders around desolate beaches, he recalls his adolescence, and death of a Jewish girl he knew, whose brutal murder seems to have been related to Rudolf Eichmann.
Rights sold: France (L’Olivier)

Pequeñas intenciones

Edhasa, 2011, 188 p.

 

Francisco, el Papa de la gente

(Aguilar, April 2013, 336 pages + a 16-page photo insert)
Do all roads lead to Rome? However reluntant Jorge Mario Bergoglio may have been, his stroy seems to confirm the saying. When he traveled to Rome after Pope Benedict the XVIth had resigned, he was convinced he would be able to return shortly to his beloved Buenos Aires and resume his normal activities…
Evangelina Himitian’s book is the ultimate, most thorough and up-to-date biography of Pope Francis. Written by a very well-know journalist – the daughter of a very close friend of Jorge Bergoglio – it features over 30 interviews of people closely related to the Pope, his sister among others, and covers all aspects of his life, from his early childhood to his first ceremony as Pope on Easter Thursday in Rome.
Rights sold : Italy (RCS), France (Presses de la Renaissance), Poland (WL).
Available (including cover photo) for all other languages except Spanish and Portuguese.

Virginia Woolf, La vida por escrito

(Taurus, 2012, 952 p.). A result of a seven-year investigation, this 950-page book is the most exhaustive biography ever written on Virginia Woolf. Having studied all the bibliography related to Virginia Woolf, Irene Chikiar Bauer came to the conclusion that there was a need for an unbiased, comprehensive analysis of every possible aspect of the British writer’s life, and not just one specific angle or period of time. Thus, after an large introductory thematic part, Irene Chikiar Bauer’s chrono¬logical, year-by-year approach, which gives the reader with an insight into the sequence of events that had an impact on VF, and describes how her life evolved. An impressively thorough onomastic index, as well as a photo album featuring some previously unpublished pictures, supplements this remarkable body of work.

El Crimen del siglo (The Crime of the Century)

Alfaguara, 390 p.

Friday, 9th of April, 1948 is the day Juan Roa Sierra became sadly famous as the murderer of liberal political leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitán. Through an extraordinary work of investigation, Miguel Torres had managed to draw an amazing portrait of a poor devil who changed the course of his country’s history, wiping out the hope of an entire nation, just because Gaitán, his idol, denied him a helping hand.