Great expectation before what will be the great literary event in the Region of Murcia this summer, which will also serve as a prelude to the Cante de las Minas Festival of La Unión.
This is the presentation of the historical fiction book UNA CIUDAD INVENTADA (Malbec Ediciones), by Cartagena writer and dean at UCAM, Gonzalo Wandosell Fernández de Bobadilla.
This historical novel tells the birth of the mining industry of the city of La Union, with its always gray sky, its huge chimneys and a life more similar to the distant peoples of the American West, than to the reality of Spain at that time: brothels , violence, card games, mines, soot and flamenco, an explosive mixture ...
From the hand of the City Council of LA UNIÃ“N, AN ENCHANTED CITY will be released this Friday, July 5, at MINA AGRUPA VICENTE, at 8:00 p.m., in an event attended by the author Gonzalo Wandosell with Pedro López, mayor of La Unión, Elena José Lozano, Councilor for Culture, Patricia Canet, literary critic, and the editor of MALBEC, Javier Salinas Ramos.
In addition, and as a musical note (very present in this historical novel that recreates the dawn of the city of La Union), will participate the guitarist Pablo Barrionuevo, collaborator of the Foundation of the Cante de las Minas de La Unión.
More than 150 people will meet at AGRUPA VICENTE, in an act that will serve as a tribute to the history of LA UNIÃ“N through the literary creation, "extraordinary, unique and emotive" by Gonzalo Wandosell, as noted by the editor Javier Salinas, who says it is "the great novel that MALBEC was willing to edit".
Synopsis AN INVENTED CITY:
1858. In the midst of a great storm, with her mother still bleeding from a head injury, Alma Morales Calvache comes into the world.
A unique way for a different woman.
An invented city is the story of Alma, who unites his life with Ramón, with whom he shares the aspiration to own land in his town of Alhama de Almería, where he sows Ohanes grape, a resistant vine that became the "green gold" from that area of â€‹â€‹Andalusia;
ambition that will take them to the mining city of La Unión, at the end of the 19th century.
It relates the journey of Alma to La Union, an "invented city" in the dawn of the mining industry, with its always gray sky, its enormous chimneys and a life more similar to the distant peoples of the American West, than to the reality of Spain at that time: brothels, violence, card games, mines, soot and flamenco, an explosive mixture for an Alhama family with eight children, in search of their dream.
The life of this woman, with thoughts ahead of her time, is mixed with the pharmaceutical knowledge, the grape, the culture and the political situation of a convulsed country, in the midst of a war to preserve the last colony that was left over the seas : Cuba
This novel is an intimate story, of sorority, learning, deep love, friendships and dreams to fulfill, that flows between two locations, Alhama de Almería and La Unión, and a brave woman: Alma Morales Calvache.
About GONZALO WANDOSELL:
Born in Cartagena in a month of September of the same year in which the good, the ugly and the bad of Sergio Leone is released.
Married in the year 2000 with Patricia, he is the father of Mariana and Alejandro.
Doctor of Economic Sciences, he has studied at the Universities: Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Navarra (IESE), San Diego California (UCSD) and Polytechnic of Cartagena (UPCT).
He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Legal and Business Sciences of the San Antonio Catholic University (UCAM) and Corresponding Academician of the Royal Academy Alfonso X el Sabio.
He has been a film critic for the Cadena Ser Radio and the newspaper El Faro de Cartagena and technical vice president of the International Naval and Sea Cinema Week.
He is the author of several scientific publications (articles, books and book chapters) in various disciplines: economics, business, neoclassical sculpture, film and history.
Regarding his literary side, in 1998 he published his first novel: La Rueda, with the Opera Prima publishing house;
in 2003, a short novel in the n Â° 7 of the series short stories of history of Cartagena, the Editorial Corbalán, and in 2009, a book of Indian stories: Tales of Kumartuli, with the same publisher.