What if a fiction book took the methods of a film director? If the atmospheres had as much weight as the stories and the same characters appeared over and over again? Representing types and situations were repeated in different times and countries, and the protagonists wagged from one story to another, driven by the same existential suffocation. This book appropriates the techniques of one of the most unique directors in the history of cinema: Jess Franco, who exploited low-intensity gore cinema and lived an obsession with the gothic. The first part is built on two long stories. The same woman appears in two stories and is the center of a third, while the young man in the first reappears as an old man in the fourth. Under the stories of the first section an ominous current creeps, void of shared codes, flooded with lost opportunities and misinterpretations. But if the past marks the beginning of the book, the present and existential asphyxiation surround the second, as well as an explosion of narrative centers where it is clear that the world is a gore machine. Gabriela Alemán, Ecuadorian, is a widely recognized writer in Latin America and Europe. In 2007 she was selected to be part of the Bogotá39 group; She has won several awards and accolades and has a PhD from Tulane University in New Orleans.
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