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 La tregua (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 only.

In this book, all the emotions of your life are identified, named and renamed. When you read it, you won't believe that you've felt so much.

ROBERTO SAVIANO    

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