Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Manrique, Jaime, 1949- author.

Title Like this afternoon forever : a novel / by Jaime Manrique.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    MANRIQUE,JAI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Description 219 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "For the last fifty years, the Colombian drug cartels, various insurgent groups, and the government have fought over the control of the drug traffic, in the process destroying vast stretches of the Amazon, devastating Indian communities, and killing tens of thousands of homesteaders caught in the middle of the conflict. Inspired by these events, Jaime Manrique's sixth novel, Like This Afternoon Forever, weaves in two narratives: the shocking story of a series of murders known internationally as "the false positives," and the related story of two gay Catholic priests who become lovers when they meet in the seminary. Lucas (the son of farmers) and Ignacio (a descendant of the Baru indigenous people) enter the seminary out of a desire to help others and to get an education. Their visceral love story undergoes stages of passion, indifference, rage, and a final commitment to stay together until the end of their lives. Working in a community largely composed of people displaced by the war, Ignacio stumbles upon the horrifying story of the false positives, which will put the lives of the two men in grave danger.." --Provided by publisher.
Subject Gay clergy -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Colombia -- Fiction.
Drug traffic -- Colombia -- Fiction.
Colombia -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction).
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781617757181 (hardcover)
1617757187 (hardcover)
9781617757150 (paperback)
1617757152 (paperback)

Available items only