"The burlesque echoes the greatest Spanish classics, from Quevedo to Camilo José Cela."—M. García Posada, El País
A Bad End is the story of Goyito, a dwarf at the end of his life, who tells us, in a bitter and sarcastic way, the miserable reality of his lonely childhood, his macabre experiences as a circus clown, and his liaisons dangereuses in Madrid's underworld. Mischief, desire, death, ambition, revenge—the life of a rascal told in exuberant, exhilarating language. Winner of the Premio Ojo Crítico.
Fernando Royuela is a Spanish lawyer and fiction writer who lives in Madrid, Spain.