Title: Ndura . Son de la Selva
Author : Javier Salazar Street
Publication Date : July 10, 2014
ISBN-13 : 978-1500701789
Country Edition : Spain
Number of pages: 226
When a common normal person, anyone of us, suddenly finds himself or herself in a life-and-death situation in the middle of the forest, would he or she know how to survive?
This is the simple dilemma that is offered to the protagonist of our story, who, returning from a relaxing holiday in Namibia on a typical photographic safari, is involved in an unexpected extreme survival situation in the Ituri forest, in the Republic of Congo in Africa when the plane he was in gets shot down by rebels.
A place where Nature is not the only enemy and where survival is not the only problem. A classic scented adventure which makes this book the perfect place to escape reality and feel within you, the anguish and despair of the hero while facing the challenges he is presented with. This book smoothly blends emotion and tension when faced with the challenge to survive, but also the psychological degradation of the protagonist throughout the story and an in-depth study on the environment, the animals, the plants as well as the people, that the author carried out. It also teaches us that our perception of where our limits lie are usually wrong, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse.
Javier Salazar Calle was born in Madrid on July 29, 1976. He is majored in Business Administration and Computer Engineering and has always worked in the banking world. When he was younger he mostly wrote short stories, but later moved on to the world of micro-stories, two of which have been published in two competitions (V Contest of micro-stories about lawyers and Fantasti’CS 2013). One of his poems has also been published in the anthology “Versos desde el corazón” (Verses from the heart).
“Ndura. Son of the forest” is his first book (voted best young adult fiction for 2014) and he has just published his second book “LinkedIn for employees, companies and entrepreneurs” and a third one is on its way, which would have more of a Noir Fiction genre.
He is characterized by the versatility of the topics he addresses and by the prior meticulous investigation labor he carries out before writing his books.
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