Editorial: Seix Barral
Literary Category: contemporary fiction
Published at: Perú
Synopsis: The war with Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) has left scars in Arturo and Delia. Both wish to forget what they did and what they were forced to do in Ayacucho, while trying to rebuild their lives in Lima, a city determined to remind them that their wounds are still open. He is now a taxi driver and she a hairdresser, but what they really are deep down is marked by their destinies and their dreams, and with how they cope with their blame and seek forgiveness.In “The Passenger”, Alonso Cueto continues with his search in what he began with “The Blue Hour”: to plummet the horror of political violence, however, not head on but rather through the scars that it leaves in people’s bosoms. And he does so with a pair of tools he handles exceptionally well: the suspense proper to thrillers and the profound psychology of the realist novel.