Bad Light (Paperback)

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By Carlos Castan, Mike McDevitt (Translator)
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This debut novel by acclaimed short story writer Carlos Castán is a deeply moving and darkly rewarding novel, reminiscent of Javier Marías. A middle-aged man, fighting depression, seeks solace in the friendship of Jacobo. Both men discuss books, movies and lost relationships deep into the night, that is until Jacobo is found stabbed to death. More introspective and probing than thriller, the voice of the protagonist burrows deep into the reader's mind, not releasing its grip until the final page. Dense, literary and philosophical, BAD LIGHT is sentence by sentence, one of the strongest, best-written novels of the year.

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"A heir to Javier Mar as . . . An outstanding stylistic narrative. A joyful discovery." --J. M. Pozuelo Yvancos, ABC Cultural

After both their marriages collapse, two old friends take to sharing their lives again as they used to. They go out for drinks, have long conversations, and try, all in all, to hide away from the world. One day, one of them is stabbed to death in his apartment. His friend will then seek out the truth. An engaging combination of literary fiction and psychological thriller, Bad Light is the debut novel of the most prestigious short-story writer in Spain. A ruthless reflection on life and the human condition.

Carlos Cast n is considered one of the best short-story writers in Spain. Bad Light is his first novel. He lives in Zaragoza, Spain.

Product Details
ISBN: 9788494365850
ISBN-10: 8494365851
Publisher: Hispabooks
Publication Date: July 12th, 2016
Pages: 200
Language: English