El berbiquí (The Drill)

In a medical home by the seaside, the librarian who works there is drawn by the story of a patient from Matrice, with whom he will engage a deep friendship. Markus is a businessman in charge of an ambitious technological project, with which he tries to overcome his recent divorce. When being more concentrated in the project, Markus suffers a strange stroke that forces him to enter the hospital. He is diagnosed COPD, a chronic pulmonary disease. From there, his life begins a stepwise fall into hell... Three fictional cities –Matrice, Londinium and Amsteluria–, with its avant-garde buildings and infrastructures, are the setting for this tough novel of suffering, loneliness and mysticism; published by Éride in 2014.

ISBN 978-84-16085-41-5

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La rueda del extravío (The Wheel of Mislaying)

A narrative game halfway between mini-fiction and novella. Sixty chapters of two pages each, apparently unconnected, but, read one after another, weaving together a crazy story with its beginning, middle and end, plus a intrigue plot involved. A student with princess dreams, a quite absorbed astronomer, a pair of twins and their two wonderful women, a tormented encyclopaedia salesman... a whole crop of eccentric characters that unleashes the most unexpected strays at an anonymous city scenario. Published by Éride in 2013.

ISBN 978-84-15643-96-8

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Cuentos de indagación y neurosis (Tales of investigation and neurosis)

Nine short stories of fantastic atmosphere in which the borders between reason and madness are blurred. Characters are prisoners of their neurosis: like the exterminator who surrenders to his apocalyptic visions; the big companies consultant who receives revelations by sms; or the tenor who believes to be the victim of a spell. The work resulted winner of the XIV Short Stories Prize of the Ateneo de La Laguna 2008, institution that published it in 2010, being reprinted by Éride in 2015.

ISBN 978-84-16321-73-5

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Umbrío, entre los muertos (Shady, among the dead)

First novel of the autor, published originally by Trafford in 2007, and by Éride for Spain in 2011; together with the illustrations of Adolfo Rodríguez Aguilar and the music of Eduardo de la Iglesia Nieto. A story of mystery and affliction that connects the worlds of alive people and the dead. The novel includes a CD with the original sound track composed specially for it.

ISBN 978-84-15160-32-8

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Salamandría nº 20

The final number of the plastic and literary magazine Salamandria, published in Almeria and dedicated to the circle, includes the brief story El consejero delegado (The managing director), a violent fable that describes the destructive influence of this geometric element on a high company executive.

ISBN 978-85-86677-83-0


Seleta 2006

Anthology of young Latin American writers published by Cultural Taba in Rio de Janeiro in 2006. In her the poem Madrid, 12 of March written the following day to the terrorist attacks of 2004 in Madrid takes shelter. Inspired by the rain and the suffering that got worse in that day, it tries to be a tribute the victims. Translation to Portuguese by Bethania War of Lemos.

ISBN 1138-0330

 
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