WINNER OF THE 2017 TIGRE JUAN AWARD FOR FICTION
Lucas, a man in his forties, embarks on a day trip from Buenos Aires to Montevideo to pick up fifteen thousand dollars in cash. An advance due to him on his upcoming novel, the small fortune promises to be the solution to all his problems: after months of being unemployed and unable to write a single page, the tension at home has become unbearable. While his wife spends her days at work and her nights out on the town—with a lover, perhaps, he doesn't know for sure—Lucas is stuck at home all day staring at the blank page, caring for his son Maiko and fantasizing about the one thing that keeps him going: the Uruguayan girl he met at a conference several months back and who he has plans to see on his day trip to Montevideo.
* Tigre Juan Novel Prize 2017
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