|El espíritu del joven Borja / Young Borja’s spirit
novel / fiction
series: buenos y breves / 4
As part of an initiation adventure or simply by running away from the economic crisis in the first years of this century, Marco, a young Argentinean, arrives in Ibiza during the summer in order to work. Even though he has no experience as a sailor, he gets a job on Alba, a ship owned by a wealthy Spanish couple who usually spend their summer in the island. The obvious advantages of the job –good salary, accommodation and the summer walks around the Islands– are soon reduced by a series of events that recall unsolved past stories.
Convincing, flexible story, with the inspiration of the XIX century, combined with today’s freshness: as if Argentine literature were born again after the economic crisis, and Callero’s voice told a story for the first time. As a matter of fact, this Adan-like voice, owns a deep knowledge of the genre, with a wholly renewed vision of masculinity. Leopoldo Brizuela, ADN Cultura / La Nación
Young Borja’s spirit launch stands for the chance to find one of the most interesting writers of the new generation. Osvaldo Aguirre, Suplemento Señales / La Capital
Fernando Callero was born in 1971 in Concordia, Entre Ríos. He published El ojo de Víctor, short stories, 1999; Ramufo di Bihorp, poems (José Pedroni Award, 2000). Since 1994 he lives in Santo Tomé, Santa Fe.