The Truce

Mario Benedetti

NOVEL. ALFAGUARA, 1960. 211 PAGES

Martin Santomé, a widower with three children, begins, on the eve of retirement, to record his gray and unspectacular life in a journal. The daily life of routine at the office and in a fragmented and tense household is altered when Laura Avellaneda, Martin’s new young employee, bursts onto the scene. As a result, Martin, almost unconsciously, decides to open a luminous parenthesis in his life. Solitude and absence of communication, love and sexuality, happiness, death and political problems are some of the subjects that appear in The Truce, a novel that has been translated into a dozen languages, adapted for film, television, theater and radio, and above all has enjoyed an exceptional reception among readers, with more than 100 editions in Spanish alone.

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