Libertad de movimiento / Freedom of Movement
Short stories and novellas , 2015
Penguin Random House
These stories are full of characters who are second-best, losers, dull protagonists mired in insignificance. Some because they are too young to take charge of their destinies, others because they lack talent or luck. But they will all face a unique moment, a crossroads where they can heroically resolve to do something great for the first time –experience a passionate love affair, an exciting adventure, senseless madness– or let the moment pass and remain stuck in their trivial everyday lives. These eleven stories travel through places as diverse as Chile, Argentina, France, Uruguay, Colombia, Spain and Haiti, but remain installed in a common space: a melancholy not without sharp black humour and irresistible irony.