Wolves' Dream
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Terry J.. Martin (tmartin@bw.edu) from Cleveland, Ohio (U. S. A.) , January 24, 1999
Wolves' Dream succeeds on many levels. Wolves' Dream combines into one novel the suspenseful action thriller of a Le Carre, the panoramic realism of a Balzac, and the psychological and metaphysical depths of a Dostoevsky. Its genealogy can be traced to Dostoevski's _Underground Man_, to Nietzsche, to Marx, to Freud, and to the modernist experimentation with literary form. It is at once a telling social critique and a tour de force of the perversity and absurdity of human affairs. In addition, Mary Ellen Fieweger has produced a fine, highly readable translation. You won't want to put it down.

alvaro@ufl.edu from U.S. , April 8, 1998 An Ecuadorian novel
This is a novel written in Ecuador at the beginning of the 80s. It deals with an attempted bank robbery in which the dreams and desires of five characters emerge as narrative fragments that bind the novel together. The protagonist, Sergio, a disillusioned middle class bank clerk in Quito, has insomnia and in one of his insomniac episodes decides to reoccupy the position of importance and dignity he feels he has lost by means of a bank heist. Towards this end he takes on the persona of a "wolf", a symbol of his repressed desire to break out of the limited role he feels he is undeservedly carrying out as an undistinguished and mediocre functionary. He assembles a "team" of marginal and impoverished characters and goes on to plan, and carry out, a bank robbery. The novel is organized by means of different narrative viewpoints, interspersed with flashbacks and recollections so that we are able to gaze deeply into the minds of an indigenous car mechanic, a polio-stricken hustler, a mystical drug peddler, a small-time thug and the entire entourage that accompanies these tragic figures. The translator, Mary Ellen Fiewegger, is an American citizen who has been living in Ecuador for 20 years and who has made her life there as a translator, historian and polemicist. This novel is an excellent introduction to contemporary Latin American fiction, to the political and economic conditions that frame the life of Ecuador and to literature in general. Enjoy

satcom@uio.satnet.net from Ecuador , September 11, 1997
I love the author and of course the book.