In this book you will find a beautiful representation of the region of the Colombian Caribbean coast, that is to say the beautiful Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta which gives life to the endearing characters of this novel. They will live a convoluted love story that is driven by literature, the social and political context of the country, a bit of fantasy and the crushing reality. This story will tell you how the ancestral to the present can be represented in the daily life of the Colombian landscapes and how they affect the lives of the protagonists.
Luis is the protagonist of this story and as you review his life you will find how a little boy born of the passion that the Sierra imposes on its inhabitants, is found by the lyrics of other authors that will define his tastes and his path to follow in life. Luis is a person who is full of questions which he solves through novels and poems, but everything changes when he has to face reality, this reality is represented in the other people that will be presented in his life, like Socorro who arrives to show him what desire, passion and love are, in a way that takes him a long time to understand. He will also meet the Guajiro who will show him the Sierra in its real form, full of life and death in his lands, demonstrating that life is a necessary cycle to maintain the beauty in the world.
although this novel is a life story, where we focus on the life of the protagonist, it is also a story where you will identify with each of his thoughts and desires, we all have had at some point in life to make difficult decisions and we like to fantasize about how we solve them without any problem, this happens in Luis's head when he wants to get out of his problems without the greatest effort or disowning a part of reality, this happens to all humans when we make use of our imagination to cushion the weight of the real problems, even if this is considered as an escape, it is used more as a preventive conversation and a preparation to face reality.
But why should we prepare ourselves to face reality? In Luis' case it is because of the context in which he lives, he is a shy soul who has no idea of how the world works, but also the situation of the country is one of the most significant reasons that give meaning to the world of Luis' thoughts, the country itself is shown in an innocent way without showing the amount of problems and cruelties that a person has to go through to live and survive in their land.
This is the way Luis finds meaning in his life and it is also the way the author finds to tell us how in the head of a writer the infinite number of feelings that envelop a small being who has nothing else to do but live for the sake of his life are at work.