Way Far Away (Paperback)

Way Far Away By Evelio Rosero, Victor Meadowcroft (Translated by), Anne McLean (Translated by) Cover Image

Way Far Away (Paperback)

By Evelio Rosero, Victor Meadowcroft (Translated by), Anne McLean (Translated by)

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A short, unforgettable masterwork by one of Colombia’s most influential living novelists.


Far Far Away is the Colombian master Evelio Rosero’s ninth novel and has been billed by his Spanish publisher as “one of the most important Colombian works of fiction written in the past two decades.” In search of his missing granddaughter Rosaura, an old man named Jeremías Andrade arrives in a town strewn with dead mice and overflowing with mist and fog. The owner of a rotten hotel and the dwarf who always accompanies her; children who play with sinister soccer balls and observe life from the ruined rooftops; an albino named Bonifacio who appears and disappears like a ghost; the cart driver whose only task is to pick up the mice piling up night after night; the charitable nuns in a nearby convent — these are the characters that converge in a vigil turned nightmare. Jeremías’s wanderings reveal a haunting truth, and a possibility of reunion in a place where all is lost, a forever-gaping abyss.
Evelio Rosero was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1958. He was awarded Colombia’s National Literature Prize by the Ministry of Culture in 2006 for his body of work, which includes several novels, short story collections, and books for young readers and children. The Armies, Rosero’s first novel to be translated into English, won the Tusquets International Prize and the 2009 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Victor Meadowcroft is based in Brighton, England, and translates from the Spanish and Portuguese.

Anne McLean lives in Toronto and has translated the works of authors including Javier Cercas, Julio Cortázar, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez, and Enrique Vila-Matas.
Product Details ISBN: 9780811238076
ISBN-10: 0811238075
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 88
Language: English
A potent fever dream.
— Publishers Weekly

Rosero affirms unashamedly that literature can and should change social reality.
— Antonio Ungar - Bomb

Evelio Rosero is one of the most important and innovative Colombian writers working today.
— Julianne Pachico (author of The Lucky Ones)

Evelio Rosero is a deeply imaginative and gifted author who deserves to be better known to the English reader.
— Hisham Matar