The Worder
PHILIP POTDEVIN

Summary
Edelmiro Epiayú is a young lawyer from the Wayuu ethnic group. He grew up watching the mine train crisscross his family’s “ranchería”. Edelmiro aim to work as a lawyer in the coal company —the only way to emerge from poverty—, but he gets disenchanted when he realizes the mining outrageous and that his uncle Fulvio, his mentor, has committed suicide like hundreds of other Wayuu, throwing himself on the train.

Data sheet
Category: Novel
ISBN: 978-958-757-637-5
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Extent: 294 pp.
Format: 15 x 23 cm

Author´s biography

Philip Potdevin (Cali, 1958). He is a novelist, short story writer, translator and poet. In 1994 he received the Colcultura National Award for his novel Metatrón. Currently he teaches creative writing. Some of his published novels and poems are Mar de la Tranquilidad, En esta borrasca formidable, Cantos de Saxo, 25 Haikus, among others.