Gonzalo Torrente Ballester

Gonzalo Torrente Ballester

La Saga/Fuga de J.B

La Saga/Fuga de J.B

Novel , 1972

Penguin Random House

Fantasy, irony, parody, humor and a masterful use of language are the instruments with which Gonzalo Torrente Ballester builds this complex and fun novel, developed in the capital of the fifth Galician province, Castroforte del Baralla, whose tranquility is disturbed when the relic of the Holy Body disappears. The title announces the content of the book: “saga", because it is a legendary chronicle of several generations; and “escape", because due to its peculiar structure, it takes part in the characteristics of musical "leaks". José Bastida will give a voice to the millenary history of this town; a narration of many destinies that develop through many different characters, following the incessant reincarnation of the same plot that covers multiple centuries.