Finalist Herralde Novel Award. Ivn Thays is a young author from Lima, and this is his most recent novel. It uses the aftermath of the brutality of the Shining Path conflict (in this case, in a small town in Ayacuho, a place called Oreja de Perro) to tell the story of a journalist who is experiencing unimaginable personal losses. It is a very sad story that is told with a great deal of tenderness. The novel is an introspective story in which the protagonist just lost his five-year-old son and walks towards the breakup of his marriage.