Bogota by Alan Grostephan
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In Bogotá, a taut, moving novel set in present-day Colombia, Wilfredo decides to uproot his family from their small town, where his ferry service on the river subjects him to the gruesome errands demanded by the local paramilitary. Moving in with relatives in a slum in Bogotá, the family tries desperately to achieve the smallest measure of comfort and hope in a world of almost total ruin, wracked by deprivation, fear, and ceaseless violence.
"Starred Review. With unflinching brutality and rawness, this remarkably executed debut novel achieves a highly original, catchy prose - often mingling Spanish slang throughout its hardboiled, supercharged narrative." - Publishers Weekly
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Alan Grostephan has published his work in various journals, including Faultline and Orange Coast Review. He translated and edited Stories of Life and Death (2005), a collection of poetry and fiction by emerging Colombian writers.
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