The New York Times Book Review
Honoring a Father's Memory With Words Carved More Deeply Than an Epitaph
The author is amusing about the weave of his own moral fiber. In what may be my favorite sentence thus far in 2012, he writes: "I have never felt like a good person, but I think that, thanks to my father's influence, I have sometimes managed to be a nonpracticing bad man."
The New York Times
About the Author
Héctor Abad is one of Colombia’s leading writers. Born in 1958, he grew up in Medellín, where he studied medicine, philosophy, and journalism. After being expelled from university for writing a defamatory text against the Pope, he moved to Italy before returning to his homeland in 1987.