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El vigilante del fiordo

This collection of eight stories explores anxiety in many different shapes and forms. A father takes his little boy to the rel to try to explain what happened on the day of the bombing.

A taxi driver is charged with getting a wounded man, who is bleeding profusely over the back seat of his car, to the hospital in time to save his life.

A family goes to the hospital to identify the body of their eldest son. A survivor, whose life was saved by an immigrant worker who put a tourniquet on his leg and stayed with him till help arrived, is obsessed with finding the stranger who saved him.

The marriage of a couple who has lost their son begins to disintegrate. A wounded man lying on the tracks tries to help a fellow passenger who is moaning for help but he has no sensation from the waist down; he can only hold her hand as her life ebbs away. A young man who lives in an apartment overlooking the station can view the destruction from his shattered bedroom window, but he is too frightened to go down and help the survivors.


El Vigilante del Fiordo (English, Spanish, Paperback)

A young woman and man who are riding in the carriage with the bomber realize he has left his backpack behind on the train and agree to give it to the conductor when he passes to collect tickets.

American and British readers, especially those in New York and London, will immediately relate to these slices of tragedy and triumph, beautifully written with just enough detail to be deeply affecting.

He cannot forgive himself for his unwitting role fiorfo her death, and he has been committed to an insane asylum, where he has bitten the attending doctor and been tied down to the bed. In his exchanges with the nurse giordo comes to give him his daily tranquilizing injections it becomes clear that Abelardo believes that he spends the winters in Norway, where he is a watchman charged with protecting the fjords from terrorist attacks.

There, he lives in a shack where he writes long letters to his mother, begging her forgiveness and promising to avenge her death by capturing the terrorists before their next attack is successful.

El vigilante del fiordo | New Spanish Books UK

A sense of foreboding dominates the other stories as well: He lives with his mother and dutifully vacations with his father every summer, though he finds these trips together painfully awkward. His father, a womanizing journalist, tries desperately to bond with his son, who finds his father so tiresome that he is literally too tired to speak with him after spending day after day together.

They go on a camping trip to Portugal, but the father cannot stop womanizing. When he attempts to make out with the underage daughter of a Swedish couple whose campsite is next to theirs, he loses a few teeth vigilantee with respect of his son. She shows him a photo of a woman his age and, after much cajoling, finally convinces him to go, but he is determined to be frank with the old lady: His date, however, has agreed to meet firdo only because she recognizes him from her youth; she has supplied a false name and it is not flordo their second date that she reveals to him her true identity, masked as it is by the passage of time.



The story provides a little relief from the sense of foreboding that dominates the collection. He is a talented storyteller who has mastered the form; several of these stories might have appeared in the New Yorker magazine in terms of both quality and content.

An accomplished writer now in his fifties, his work deserves a broader audience. New Spanish Books UK. The online guide of titles from Spanish publishers and literary agents with rights for translation in the UK. To consult titles available in other markets please click on the above links.

Contact us About us. Samantha Schnee This collection of eight stories explores anxiety in many different shapes and forms. El vigilante vigiante fiordo. The Guardian of the Fiord.

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