La edad de la ira (The Age of Anger)
by Nando Lopez
Marcos, a middle-class teenager, murders his father and badly injures one of his brothers.
Friends, family, teachers: nobody understands what has happened. Nobody could have foreseen it. Images of the crime are all over the media. Once again, the issue of adolescent violence dominates the news.
Marcos’s crime is not an isolated event. There have been too many cases in recent years of minors involved in situations of extreme violence. Harassment. Cyber-bullying. Racist attacks. Drug dealing. Videos on YouTube showing teachers being humiliated. Depressed teachers. Educational failure… Is it the fault of the adolescents? Of their teachers? Or their parents? Is anyone guilty or are we all victims?
A journalist, driven by these questions, decides to try to get inside the murderer’s world. A world that seems to be dominated by one rule and by one age: the age of anger.
“I don’t believe in the system at all. The only thing I have faith in is them. My
students.” Álvaro D.F., high school teacher.
Spanish-language TV series released on ATRESplayer on 27 February 2022.
“An unflinching immersion in the world of adolescence”. - ElDiario.es
“Hair-raising”. - El Cultural
“Unstoppable. Surprising. Topical and well written”. - El placer de la lectura
“Every novel by Nando López is a gift for all those young people for whom it provides exactly what they need: reference points”. - El Heraldo de Aragón
Nando López (1977) is a novelist and playwright, and has a doctorate in Spanish Language and Literature. Critics have identified him as “one of the outstanding voices of his generation” (ABC Cultural), he was shortlisted for the Nadal Prize 2010 with La edad de la ira [The Age of Fury] (Booket Planeta), a novel that has become a touchstone for teachers, parents and students, with its fearless portrayal of the reality of Spain’s school system in the 21st century. His novels “address many of the big issues facing our society” (Revista Leer) such as La versión de Eric [Eric’s version] a LGBT+ thriller which tackles issues faced by transgender teenagers and was awarded the Gran Angular Prize 2020. He has written a number of books that have been hugely successful with young adult readers, such as El reino de las Tres Lunas [The Kingdom of the Three Moons] and the transmedia novel Los nombres del fuego [The Names of Fire], both published by Loqueleo (Santillana) and with multiple editions in both Spain and Mexico. Since 2016 he has edited and written the introductions to the collection Clásicos en el tiempo [Classics through time], designed to encourage young people to read some of the classic works of Spanish literature. As a playwright, he has authored more than twenty pieces, both in Spain and abroad.
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- Publisher/Imprint Planeta / Espasa
- Orginal LanguageSpanish
- ISBN/Identifier 9788467040593
- Publication Country or regionSpain
- ReadershipTeenage/Young Adult
- Publish StatusPublished
- Copyright Year2011
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