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Guido Tamayo
Child’s Play

(Juego de niños)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/01/2016
  • ISBN: 9789588894775
  • 144 pages

A moving novel about the passage from childhood to adolescence. Fernando is a sick young man: he’s too big for his age, he looks old, and suffers constant pain throughout his entire body. What’s more, his mother, frustrated by poverty and worried about his future, leaves him in the care of a neighboring family, and doesn’t return. Fernando must adapt to his new life until he falls unexpectedly and irresistibly for the charms of Isabel, a young maid, who has all the boys in the neighborhood under her spell, and who, in her innocence, doesn’t even suspect it. It is that innocence that, in the end, will lead to tragedy...

About the author

Guido Leonardo Tamayo was the cultural director of the Colombian Book Association and the head of the Bogotá Book Fair. He was director and consultant to the Book and Culture Festival in Quito in 2008 and 2010.