Friday, December 22, 2006

Book Review: The Obstacles by Eloy Urroz

The Obstacles is the first novel translated into English by Mexican writer Eloy Urroz, who is one of five Mexican writers who took part in writing the Crack Manifesto--a manifesto which declares its signatories against the Latin American literary tradition of Magical Realism. The Obstacles is the story of two writers, Elias and Ricardo, who live in different towns and are writing novels about each other (and each other's city). Both writers are also searching for love, whether it be through violence, religion, abstinence, or more traditional venues.
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