El año del desierto
Pedro Mairal

FICTION | 2005 | 273 pages

What if the history of a country advanced in reverse to its foundation? What if the city were reduced to the size of the village it once was and then became just a pasture? How would we survive?

Maria Valdes Neylan bravely faces her predicament in the face of this unforgiving historical retreat. The elements gradually erase the city, along with all form of civilization, and little by little, Mary falls into barbarism: she loses her job as a secretary,  enters prostitution, commits a crime, she flees and seems to get lost among new tribes.

This novel is a metaphor for never-ending Argentine crisis, taken to absolute destruction,until all that is left is the desert and a voice to tell the story.

RIGHTS: spanish (latin america) PLANETA | spanish (spain) SALTO DE PÁGINA | french RIVAGES | greek POLIS |  | arabic SEFSAFA

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BY PEDRO MAIRAL:

La uruguaya NOVEL, 2016 Maniobras de evasión ESSAYS, 2015 El subrayador ESSAYS, 2014 El equilibrio ESSAYS, 2013 El gran surubí NOVEL, 2013 Salvatierra NOVEL, 2008 El año del desierto NOVEL, 2005 Consumido final POETRY, 2003 Hoy temprano SHORT STORIES, 2001 Una noche con Sabrina Love NOVEL, 1998 Tigre como los pájaros POETRY, 1996