Written in alternating voices, Jorge Guzman’s Job-Boj is a captivating novel that explores the progression from melancholy to happiness, or vice versa. The delicate interplay between a light-hearted narrator and a brooding, introspective one draws the reader in to question identity. Are they the same man? Two different periods from the same life? Or are they two separate people? The reader is left to judge. While the novel is a superb masterclass in structure and innovation, Job-Boj is a “rich and absorbing entertainment.”
“Jorge Guzman’s novel JOB BOJ is one of the best-kept secrets in recent Spanish American fiction.” -Michael J. Doudoroff
Jorge Guzman was in Santiago, Chile, in 1930. He studied Castilian Pedagogy at the University of Chile, and received a doctorate in Romance Philology at the University of Iowa. In 1968, he published his first novel, JOB BOJ and won second place in a novel contest organized by the Editorial Seix Barral. His other novels, Ay Mama Ines, The Law of the Henhouse, and When the Fig Tree Blossoms have won several awards in his native Chile.