Mala onda
Alberto Fuguet

NOVEL | 1996 | 311 pages

Narrated by 17-year-old Matias Vicuña, who returns from a class holiday in Rio with a massive identity crisis. Caught between childhood and adulthood with no positive role models except for the "Great Alejandro Paz of Chile," an intellectual bartender at the local disco, Matias is worried about life under a dictatorship, a father on his second adolescence, anomie, acne, sex, drugs, alcohol, and the secret of his Jewish ancestry in an anti-Semitic culture. At once a self-indulged, spoiled teenager and a seriously reflective youth seeking some moral and ethical basis from which to begin his adult years, Matias seems destined for self-destruction but miraculously dredges up enough optimism to face the future. A bleakly humorous novel, set to an American top-40 soundtrack from the seventies and eighties.

RIGHTS: spanish ALFAGUARA | english ST MARTIN'S PRESS | portuguese (brazil) RECORD

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