Parábola del naufrago / The Hedge
Novel , 1969
Ed. Planeta DeAgostini
Jacinto, an office clerk, is sent to a company retreat after he collapses from exhaustion and gradually becomes cut off from the outside world.
"From realism to fantasy, the changing perspectives ensure that the reader is kept off-balance. Instead of a single approach, Delibes twists his fiction: elements are pure Kafka, while there's also a good dose of magical realism and some underground-Soviet-inspired absurd black humour. There are numerous powerful scenes (...) And unusual and impressive novel." The Complete Review