Stories of romance, society and madness

A young Argentinian philosopher incites a surreal revolution in the Congo. Amid mosquito bites and murderous ethnic conflict, can he ever hope to inspire and unify his comrades? Can he help forge a genuine political and economic change in this country?

Youthful hearts are enmeshed in a tangle of complex love lives. But will hasty, passionate decisions have the power to entwine fates even decades later?

An intriguing collection of novellas and short stories, Romantic Stories of Society and Madness shows us the pain and bliss of love, the evil and violence that hide in every heart, and the struggles of modern men and women to cope with their chaotic, ever-changing world.

This is a collection of short stories written in 2016. I have written other short stories since then, which means that I’m ready to replace some of the stories that don’t fulfil your expectations with other, more adequate stories.

I want to dedicate this book to dear Poland, the country which gave shelter to my body while my spirit ran wild.

Index of the book  in PDF format (the printed version has 130 pages):

The Congolese Dawn…….…….……page 4

Part One: Marcio El Pucho Aguirre. Chapter One: The interview………page 4

Chapter Two: The beginnings…..….………………page 5

Chapter Three: Like sheep to a shepherd………….………………page 6

Chapter Four: The day after ..…………………………………..page 8

Chapter Five: The consolidation of forces.….…………………….page 9

Part Two: The story telling. Chapter One: The empanadas…page 12

Chapter Two: Bedtime story.….………………………… page 13

Chapter Three: The walled door..…..………………………..page 17

Chapter Four: Blank pages..……………………………page 19

Chapter Five: Political commitment……………….page 20

Chapter Six: The published author…..….…………..page 22

Weaning Charlie…..….………..…………….…………page 24

Part Three: The war on capitalism. Chapter One….…….page 26

Chapter Two…….…….………………………..page 28

Chapter Three: The Congolese War…………………. page 29

Chapter Four: The sin of being rich..………..…..….………page 30

Chapter Five: Marcio’s diary..…….………………………..page 31

Tangled stories. Chapter One: Manuel and Nadia.….page 32

Chapter Two: On the origin of the universe…..……….page 33

The Universe..………………………..page 34

The human factor: consciousness…………..………..page 35

Speed of light…………………..………….. page 36

Chapter Three: Marina..…………………………….page 37

Chapter three: Elio and Valentina………………….page 38

Chapter Five: Manuel and Nadia…..…….………….page 39

Chapter Six: Marina….……………………….…………….page 41

Chapter Seven: Elio and Manuel..………………………page 43

Chapter Eight: Valentina and Manuel….….…..page 43

Chapter Seven: Marina…….…………………………. Page 44

Chapter Ten: Manuel and Nadia..….………page 45

Chapter Eleven: Elio and Valentina..…..………………….page 47

Chapter Twelve: Manuel and Nadia…….……page 48

Chapter Thirteen: Marina………..………..…….page 50

Chapter Fourteen: A flashback from Manuel’s romantic life….page 51

Chapter fifteen: Manuel and Valentina page 53

Chapter sixteen: Manuel and Marina…..……..page 54

Chapter seventeen: Elio.…………………page 55

Chapter Eighteen: Manuel………………………..…….……page 56

Chapter Nineteen: Manuel and Ela………..…………..…….page 57

Chapter Twenty: Valentina…….….….page 58

Chapter Twenty-One: Marina and Valentina..……..page 59

Valentina and Elio…….…………..………page 60

A dream and its interpretation……….…………………page 61

Three days in heaven…..….…… page 62

Love and innocence.…… page 63

On love and other demons……………page 65

Tejerina´s horror……..…………………….page 66

A perfect love story…..…..page 68

The fake glasses……………..page 71

The perfect romantic story…..……..…………..page 72

The perfect crime………………page 75

A real woman……………………..page 76

The little prince……………………..page 78

My parents are alive…..……..………….……page 81

The extra finger..….……………………..page 83

The woman who woke up on a different day..…….page 85

Stopover in Frankfurt…………page 86

For a copy of the book, please contact me at: soy_juanma86@yahoo.com

Price of PDF version: 10zł (or its equivalent in dollar or euro)

Price of printed version: 30zł plus delivery (direct collection in Poznan/ 7 zł in Poland/ 15 zł outside Poland-in the EU/ 20 zl outside the EU)

Payment can be done via bank transfer, Paypal or in cash in Poznan city. I send bank or Paypal account details via email.

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