The Zodiac Man
Original title: Horóscopo
Author: Paola Guevara
Leonardo Oldano is an up-and-coming editor at the culture section of a national newspaper. Until one day he makes a grave error, and is demoted to horoscopes.
Ego wounded and career stagnating, Leonardo falls obsessively in love with the new star journalist Ariana Santamaría, a brilliant reporter who´s shaking up the male-dominated newsroom. Leonardo knows she’s out of his league, but he notices that she reads her horoscope every morning.
Realizing he´s holding an ace, Leonardo starts tampering with the star signs, hoping to sabotage his rivals’ advances and further his own. Can the right blend of gloomy prophecies and contrived coincidences win the woman of his dreams? Can he write their future into the stars?
Putting the humble horoscope centre-stage, this is a witty and insightful novel about the triumph of the powerless, using words to create new realities, and the perils and payoffs of playing god.
SPANISH (World) | Planeta
ARABIC | Arab Cultural Center