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In The Beginning Was The Sea

Service95 Recommends In The Beginning Was The Sea by Tomás González

In The Beginning Was The Sea

Tomás González (translated by Frank Wynne)

What Hay Cartagena Says: Based on a true story, Tomás González’s debut novel follows young intellectuals J and Elena as they leave behind their comfortable lives, the parties and the money in Medellín to settle down on a remote island. Of course, it all goes wrong. As their ‘good life’ brings small defeats and imperceptible dramas, their paradise gradually turns into hell.

What They Say: “The lauded Colombian novelist lives up to the hype... extraordinarily evocative” – Independent

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Read More: Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias’ Latin American Reading List

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