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Óscar Vela
I Am the Fire

(Yo soy el fuego)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/12/2015
  • ISBN: 9789942120458
  • 320 pages

I Am the Fire is a vertiginous journey to the bleakest side of human misery. Its characters embark on despicable endeavors unaware that they are puppets to superior beings. Beatriz and the Dragon bring the everlasting light of fire, the only element that can compete against darkness, the same fire that scorches and chars, but that can also heal and purify.

About the author

Oscar Vela won the International Short Story Award La Falguera (Asturias, 2003). He has collaborated with the newspaper La Horaand he currently presents the radio and TV show Ni pico ni placa. He also won the Premio Nacional de Novela Joaquín Gallegos Lara in 2011 for his novel Desnuda oscuridad, and the Jorge Icaza award in 2013 for the book of the year for his novel Yo soy el fuego.