Staring through us, the eyes of the cosmos see us; but we remain a mere blip in the aerospace. Nobody takes one down the lost streets of Bolivia, where Juanito, a desperate street kid is begging to become somebody. Underneath the charms of Bolivian life, the exotic flavors and lively speech, Christopher R. Mattix takes you to a world where corruption and desperation rule the land.
Juanito, caught in the dance of crime and sorrow, is bound to the deadly game of drug dealing, seemingly cursed to follow in his fathers' footsteps. As his adventures quickly spiral into intrigue and danger, Juanito is faced with not just surviving, but the question of what will happen if he can't make it.
Nobody examines issues such as self-worth, challenges perceptions about love, and asks for answers about the unknowns of life. If this world is the whole picture, Juan's life is indeed a life of devastation, of a nobody, but the story suggests there may be more, a hope beyond even the darkest paths a person will travel on this earth.
Christopher R. Mattix was born and raised in Bolivia. He started writing at the age of 16 and was only 19 when he finished his second novel, Nobody. He is passionate about writing with purpose and not only to entertain. His love for the Bolivian people shines through in his writing and poetry, which is inspired by his world travels and real-life experiences. He is currently living in Seattle, studying journalism and English. Download and start listening now!