Doubleday

9780385546669

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The Man Who Could Move Clouds

Ingrid Rojas Contreras makes the recent history of Columbia immediate, personal and magical, with prose that in itself is enchantingly poetic.

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Review of ‘The Man Who Could Move Clouds’

Memory is already a slippery thing. And when it's tangled in family lore and embedded in a country's violent history, it can prove even more elusive. When Ingrid Rojas Contreras was in her 20s, living far away from her native Colombia, she suffered a head injury and became a terrified amnesiac. Desperate to retrieve her…

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