Una noche con Sabrina Love
Pedro Mairal

FICTION | 2015 | 115 pages

WINNER OF THE 1998 CLARIN PRIZE

Daniel Montero, the protagonist of this award-winning novel is seventeen years old. He spends his nights watching porn movies featuring the porn star of the moment:Sabrina Love. That's why, when he wins a contest to spend a night with Sabrina Love, he feels like he has reached heaven. While Sabrina awaits him in a hotel room in Buenos Aires, Daniel undertakes the perilous journey to the capital, along which he will encounter a unique cast of characters who will teach him valuable lessons in sex, love, fear and risk. 

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The list of virtues of Una noche con Sabrina Love is not short. If the first commandment of literature is to be willing to let yourself go, Mairal is a safe bet.
— Jaime G. Mora, ABC Cultural
A novel that produces a misleading sense of ease. The narrative agility and humor bring a cinematographic rhythm to the action that can obscure other levels of reading—where the lightness of anecdotes transforms into a reflection about desire, the overlap between the real world and the virtual world, the contrast between an obscene exhibition of death and the secrecy of sex.
— Rafael Narbona, El Cultural
To read Pedro Mairal is to go back to pure invention and to a place of literary excellence that Argentina never lacked.
— J. Ernesto Ayala-Dip, El País
Pedro Mairal’s descriptions are masterfully handled: rural and urban landscapes, situations, kinds of people, introspective exercises. Everything. In Mairal we find the expertise of a classic novelist, a realist if I may, backed up, of course, by the gaze and language of a modern narrator.
— Manuel Hidalgo, El Cultural
Mairal develops this teenager’s adventure with extraordinarily fluid prose that exudes tenderness and kindheartedness, and with a sense of humor that accompanies the story from beginning to end.
— Íñigo Urrutia, El Diario Vasco
The immense gap between reality and desire is the literary fabric with which Mairal constructs an intense and unforgettable novel.
— Javier Menéndez Llamazares, El Diario Montañés
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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