Liveforever (¡Qué viva la música!) by Andrés Caicedo

Que Viva La Musica Andres Caicedo liverforeverLiveforever (¡Qué viva la míusica!), a hypnotic Colombian novel is a wild celebration of youth, hedonism and the transforming power of music

María del Carmen Huerta lives a respectable bourgeois life in Colombia. One day she misses class, and discovers she cannot return to her ordinary existence but must pursue her passion for dancing across the city. We follow her from rumbas in car parks to concerts in shantytowns as she gives in to every desire – however dark.

Published in 1977, ¡Qué viva la míusica! was Caicedo’s masterpiece – and his final work. Andrés took his life the day it was published, but its power and its reach has grown steadily in the past thirty years and it is  recognized as a landmark in Colombian and Latin American literature.

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