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If you, dear reader, prefer books with fairy-tale endings, you would do well to not read this novel. Even in the English translation these Colombian characters and places will sit very close to you. In bursts of fiction and nonfiction, Heart of Scorpio tells the tragic story of ex-champion boxer, Antonio Cervantes (“Kid Pambelé”), using four distinct voices that represent ...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published August 31st 2012 by Tiny TOE Press (first published 2009)
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Using direct sentences that still carry the cadence of its original Spanish, Heart of Scorpio brought me close to human greatness and misery alike. It's full of slippery dreams and Colombian politics. But what really got my attention is how it managed to punch me in the face when I wasn't looking. I thought I was looking but I wasn't. Some things in life are like that: they creep up on you without you knowing and they jerk open your eyes wide so you can't do anything but see.
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Born in 1980 in Medellín, Colombia, Joseph Avski graduated with a degree in Physics from the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Texas at El Paso. He has published poetry and short stories in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, and the USA; and has won short story contests in Colombia, Uruguay, and the USA. In 2009, he won the IX an ...more
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