NOVEL | 2015 | 174 pages
Two men in their forties get together in a small apartment on a hot afternoon in order to talk and, at last, set the record straight. It would be easy to assume that they were once together yet perhaps they never were because behind this ambiguous relationship of almost ten years, something is missing—oddly so. And it’s precisely what’s missing that keeps the conversation going during a long Santiago night drinking whiskey.
Twenty-five years after a literary début that catapulted him into international fame, Alberto Fuguet confirms his place as one of the most relevant Latin American authors of this time. Showcasing his masterful command of dialogue and his ability to transcend genres, Fuguet has written a ground-breaking novel—both in form and content—that brilliantly weaves moments of tension and release, what is said and what is withheld, the high definition contrasts between these two men who oscillate, time and time again, between insolent humor, poignant hatred, intimate attacks and the fear of desire.
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BY ALBERTO FUGUET: Sudor NOVEL, 2016 No Ficción NOVEL, 2015 Tránsitos ESSAYS, 2013 Cinépata ESSAYS, 2012 Aeropuertos NOVEL, 2010 Missing NOVEL, 2009 Mi cuerpo es una celda MEMOIR, 2008 Road Story GRAPHIC NOVEL, 2007 Apuntes autistas ESSAYS, 2007 Cortos STORIES, 2004 Las películas de mi vida NOVEL, 2003 Por favor, rebobinar NOVEL, 1998 Tinta roja NOVEL, 1996 Mala onda NOVEL, 1996 Sobredosis STORIES, 1990