A potent fever dream.

Publishers Weekly

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

Way Far Away

Fiction by Evelio Rosero

Translated from Spanish by Anne McLean and Victor Meadowcroft

Way 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.

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Portrait of Evelio Rosero

Evelio Rosero

Contemporary Colombian novelist

A potent fever dream.

Publishers Weekly

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

Hisham Matar

Evelio Rosero is one of the most important and innovative Colombian writers working today.

Julianne Pachico, author of The Lucky Ones

Rosero’s prose, translated with lyricism by McLean and Meadowcroft, conveys the characters’ horrifying human nature with aplomb.

Publishers Weekly

Rosero affirms unashamedly that literature can and should change social reality.

Antonio Ungar, BOMB