In a seedy hotel room in the least salubrious part of
, Sean waits for a meeting with Don Pepe, a gangster who will probably kill him. In the pretty suburbs, Manila Rosa puts her children to bed and talks to her mother. Street urchin Cente talks to psychology researcher Alfredo before meeting Totoy. These lives collide.
This is not just an exciting thriller.
, author of ‘The Beach’ draws vivid and realistic characters and treats them with understanding and compassion. Garland
August 2011; 336 pages