Salvadoran novelist presents his work "Los Rodeos 1977" in Spain

By Dennis Aguillón

Rolando Galeas Escobar is a Salvadoran novelist, adventurer whose momentum has helped him live in different regions. As a professional in the tourism industry has visited five continents, and now resides in Spain, where he presented his book "Los Rodeos 1977".

The launch was held at Casa de America, in Madrid, had the participation of Jorge Palencia, Ambassador of El Salvador in Spain and María Mar Gutiérrez, philologist from the University of Alcalá de Henares, among other guests.

"Los Rodeos 1977" is a novel that relives the fatal accident between the aeronautical colossi, Boeing 747 KLM and Pan Am, at Los Rodeos airport in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, in Tenerife, in March 1977.

This accident is sadly remembered as the worst in aviation history, with a balance of 583 dead.

In 2017, 40 years later, Rolando Galeas began to write the book, following up on this news until culminating with the edition of his work.

In his story, Galeas incorporates a very human part when recreating the feelings, conversations and stories of some of the victims. Undoubtedly, this romantic aspect allows the reader to approach the tragedy from a more empathetic perspective, that provokes intense emotions.

The author interacted with the public, made up of citizens of different nationalities, who gave the go-ahead with excellent reviews, inviting readers who have not yet purchased the book at the same time, To do it. The novel is on sale at the Evangelical University of El Salvador.

In the presentation, Galeas also recalled the Salvadoran culture, and the natural and gastronomic riches that the Central American country has. further, the event was propitious for the author to delight the audience, singing "El Carbonero", considered a second anthem for Salvadorans.