Every Day Behind


The stories from Every Day Behind are still alive: they carry images and the uneasiness of chance in their lines. There is a lost couple on a northern highway with the dream of escaping to the United States, another looking to go to New Zealand with the prize of a lottery ticket and one more in which Ana Guevara is a kind of lover. There is a gang of children who make their colony a war camp and there are also office workers, aspirationists and shadows who move in the fields and northern towns. The return to this first book by Antonio Ramos Revillas, winner of the Nuevo León Prize for Literature in 2003, is a return to the strength of a firm voice, which reveals one of the finest narrators in Mexico.