Bones of San Lorenzo (Huesos de San Lorenzo)

Bones of San Lorenzo (Huesos de San Lorenzo)


Published: 2015

Suspense/Psychological Thriller

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Set in the North of México in the 1990s, Bones of San Lorenzo is the story of the Ayala: An identical twins whose identity conflicts lead to a struggle in which both come off badly. Bones of San Lorenzo is assembled from the testimonies of people who lived with the twins at different times of their lives and confront us to an enigmas tangled:
How much truth and lie are in the stories that twin Remo tells to his psychologist?
Remo´s psychologist – shocked by Remo apprehension and for the seriousness of charges against him – accepts to be part of the team that will defend his innocence. As time goes on, reality give more disturbing facts about Remo´s past and psychologist must conclude if Remo´s monologues are fantasies or confessions of appalling crimes.
What happened to the young seer nicknamed the Girl?
Is it possible to kill a man in a bar without anyone able to confirm the identity of the murderer? Was Remo? Was his twin?
In what circumstances their mother died and why people try to erase her traces?
Why her tomb is empty?
Who send threatening letters to twins´s father?
One twin lies and the other tries to accuse his brother?

The answers to solve these mysteries will reconstruct the history of Ayala´s family while merge and reinforce the premise of Bones of San Lorenzo: Any reality has infinitive interpretations.


Vicente Alfonso

Journalist - Writer

About the author

Vicente Alfonso (Torreón, México, 1977) is a journalist and author of the novels Bones of San Lorenzo (Huesos de San Lorenzo – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz International Prize 2015) and A score for a dead woman (Partitura para mujer muerta, Literatura Random House 2008) awarded in México with the National Noir Prize; the short stories books Counting nights (Contar las noches – María Luisa Puga National Short Stories Award) and The Esquilo Syndrome (El síndrome de Esquilo, Ficticia 2007). He compiled and wrote the preface of essays on the literary work of acclaimed José Revueltas entitled Vice live (El vicio de vivir). Vicente has been recipient of the prestigious Foundation for Mexican Literature (twice), the Mexican Fund for Culture and the Arts of Coahuila State and also with a fellowship of the International Cooperation México-USA Program for an Artistic Residence at Winston-Salem (USA). He is currently co-editor of the cultural supplement ‘Confabulario’ of Mexican newspaper El Universal.

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