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Sònia Hernández

The Man Who Thought He was Vicente Rojo

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April 2017

144 pages

Narrative, Novel

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Original Title: El hombre que se creía Vicente Rojo

Berta believes that she is fated to have only disagreeable experiences in her life and is therefore searching for something that might give her a different view of reality. Her mother hides behind an appearance and decisions she does not always recognise as her own. A man comes into their lives, saying he is the well-known Mexican artist Vicente Rojo, thus setting off a surprising back-and-forth of identities in which it is difficult for the characters to recognise themselves or distinguish between what is within their reach and what is impossible: life gives an enigmatic lesson. “I can say that I have not only found peace but that I have done great work. I have worked hard for culture, the only thing that has interested me. I know of no more pleasurable sensation than that of reading a good poem, listening to music or looking at a beautiful painting. This is the only meaning of everything, the place from which we were expelled and what we spend our whole lives searching for”.

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«Disturbing, unconventional writing, notable for its total independence with regard to the prevailing norms in Spanish fiction today».
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