Blue Note is a novel short in length but enormous in its depth…” says Benedicto Víquez Guzmán, and Diálogos is happy to announce the release of the English translation by Elaine S. Brooks this month. Fernando Contreras Castro continues his humane approach to the novel, this time with the story of a jazz group, told through the eyes of a precocious feline. “During the first instances of emancipation,” writes the author, “the slaves appropriated the language of those in power and their instruments. Through language they entered the culture of the oppressor, but they never renounced their music, that shined through by way of the remembered blue note.…”