Things are not going too well for Gonzalo Montoya. At thirty he has no girlfriend (despite a mutual attraction between his cousin Pilar and himself), he is still a student and has become the despair of his mother. Yet, Gonza is an intelligent, well-bred (if not too well-dressed) and kindhearted young man. Among other things he gets on well with Maité, his downstairs neighbor and proves a wonderful tutor (not to say surrogate father) to her son Antonio. But in the eyes of the conservative society he lives in, he has a major defect, his propensity to think for himself. If he has failed his philosophy exam, it is precisely because he would not duplicate his professor's views. And now what idea has he got ? To apostatize, nothing less! Needless to say that his decision marks the beginning of a long, long...Way of the Cross!Written by
We know why Martin Luther affixed his note to the church door, but we don't know why our hero here is so adamant to have his baptismal record removed from the registry. Would be nice to know, to give some continuity to the story.
The middle of the story seems to be just everyday happenings, except for his mother's chiding about how his apostasy would hurt the family name. In the final analysis, our hero achieves his objective, but in a rather crude way. I guess he deserves a BRAVO for that...
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