Author(s): Hector Abad
"An account of the author's father: a Colombian doctor who fought against oppression and social inequality and who was murdered by paramilitaries in 1987"--
Hector Abad is one of Colombia's leading writers. Born in 1958, he grew up in Medellin, where he studied medicine, philosophy, and journalism. After being expelled from university for writing a defamatory text against the Pope, he moved to Italy before returning to his homeland in 1987.