La uruguaya

Product Number: EB00759869
Released: Nov 12, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984899088
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
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Published with raving success in Argentina in 2016, a unsettling yet deeply entertaining novel by Pedro Mairal, recognized as one of the most renowned narrators of contemporary Latin American literature. [English translation of title: The Uruguayan Woman] Lucas Preyra, a writer in his forties, travels from Buenos Aires to Montevideo to pick up a money transfer that he received from abroad but is unable to cash out due to his country's strict monetary exchange rules. Married and father to one son, he's at a low in his life, but the idea of spending the day in another country accompanied by a close female friend is enough to lift his spirits. Once in Uruguay, things don't turn out quite as he had hoped, and so Lucas must come face-to-face with reality. In brilliant, first-person narrative, La uruguaya is an amusing novel about marriage crisis, and speaks to how, at some point in our lives, we must confront the broken promises that we've made to each other, and the crude differences between who were are and who we would like to be.

Author(s): Pedro Mairal
Original Publish Date: Nov 12, 2019

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