The Woman from Uruguay (Paperback)
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The Woman from Uruguay (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 11/11/2021
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Following one staggeringly impactful day in the life of a writer, The Woman from Uruguay is a stunning exploration of the unbearable tensions of a marriage gone wrong, of the lure of the unknown, and the endless intricacies of human relationships.

From internationally bestselling Argentine author Pedro Mairal and Man Booker International-winning translator Jennifer Croft, the unforgettable story of two would-be lovers over the course of a single day.

Lucas Pereyra, an unemployed writer in his forties, embarks on a day trip from Buenos Aires to Montevideo to pick up fifteen thousand dollars in cash. An advance due to him on his upcoming novel, the small fortune might mean the solution to his problems, most importantly the unbearable tension he has with his wife. While she spends her days at work and her nights out on the town - with a lover, perhaps, he doesn't know for sure - Lucas is stuck at home all day staring at the blank page, caring for his son Maiko and fantasizing about the one thing that keeps him going: the Uruguayan woman he met at a conference several months back and who he is longing to see on his day trip to Montevideo.

The surprising, moving story of this incredibly impactful day in Lucas' life, The Woman from Uruguay is both a gripping narrative and tender, thought-provoking exploration of the nature of relationships. An international bestseller published in twelve countries, it is the masterpiece of one of Latin America's most beloved writers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526633606
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


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'The Woman from Uruguay is at once a picaresque comedy and a penetrating study of a man on the verge of middle age who is trying to deal with fatherhood, money, marriage and love. Lucas's vivid presence in this book is created by his rich way of observing the world. As he travels from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, over seventeen hours, a whole world comes into being, a complex sensibility gets dramatized.' - Colm Toibin

'Beautifully written and translated, The Woman from Uruguay is a work of exquisite style, shrewd philosophical insight, and deftly controlled suspense. A searing tale of seduction and betrayal, both wryly comic and deeply serious.' - Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend

'A tender meditation on desire and the fragility of the human heart, translated elegantly by Man Booker International winner Jennifer Croft... [a] profound novel.' - Chicago Review of Books

'A perfect novel. A triumph from beginning to end. The novel's style, that carries the soft irony of a writer in command of his narrative voice, its extension, its verbal prowess, its impeccably paced rhythm and, of course, the theme: a marital crisis written from the perspective of an Argentine man in his mid forties who is facing an existential crisis.' - El Pais

'[Pedro Mairal] displays his full talent in a wisely structured novel, outstanding in its narrative rhythm and in the twists and turns of the plot, where humor emerges at the same time a tragedy takes shape surrounding an enigma... A story about love and its imponderables.' - Pagina 12 (Argentina)

'A bittersweet meditation on love, desire and ageing... A psychologically astute novella... Pitch-perfect.' - Guardian

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“What a day !!”

Lucas is an unemployed writer in his mid forties experiencing difficulties in his marriage, he becomes suspicious that his wife is having an affair. Thus, he embarks on his journey to meet a woman from Uruguay.

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“Pedro Mairal - The Woman from Uruguay”

Lucas Pereyra has a plan to finally pay back all the money his family and friends lent him. The writer has asked to transfer the advance for his next book to an account in Uruguay where the exchange rate is simply... More

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“Twenty four hours that can change a life”

The Woman from Uruguay tells the story of Lucas, a struggling writer , who has to make a journey to Montevideo to collect an advance of $15,000 for producing a novel. His marriage is struggling and the money is a... More

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