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Carrasco, Jesús

Entry updated 9 January 2023. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of Spanish author Jesús Carrasco Jaramillo (1972-    ) in whose first novel, Intemperie (2013; trans Margaret Jull Costa as Out in the Open 2015), a young man engages in a trek across a savagely overheated desert landscape reminiscent of central Spain though hotter (see Climate Change), encountering savants and supernaturally intense Villains in his search for some Zone of safety. Resemblances to the Westerns of Cormac McCarthy, and to his more recent Near Future tale The Road (2006), are manifest, and explicitly recognized by Carrasco. His second novel, La tierra qu pisamos ["The Land We Step On"] (2016), is an Alternate History whose (not precisely described) Jonbar Point is the late-nineteenth century occupation of Spain by another power, which establishes a military tyranny (see Dystopia; Imperialism). [JC]

Jesús Carrasco Jaramillo

born Olivenza, Badajoz, Spain: 1972

works (selected)

  • Intemperie (Madrid, Spain: Grupo Planeta/Seix Barral, 2013) [binding unknown/]
    • Out in the Open (London: Harvill Secker, 2015) [trans by Margaret Jull Costa of the above: hb/Xavier Arnau]
  • La tierra qu pisamos ["The Land We Step On"] (Madrid, Spain: Grupo Planeta/Seix Barral, 2016) [binding unknown/]


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