Too Brief a Reign

Mauro Libertella

NOVEL. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, 2017. 126 PAGES.

How does love arise? What unique situations have to occur for two people to be attracted to one another? When does what once seemed unbreakable start to crack?
Shortly after becoming an adult, Julian - who comes from a typical progressive middle class family from Buenos Aires - thinks about his relationships with the women he's loved and how they ended.
From all-consuming nerves to the electric feeling of being together, from the inebriation of the first meeting to the horrible hangover of the break-up, this novel traces the biological path of three relationships in a journey into the heart of our deepest emotions.
In Too Brief a Reign, Mauro Libertella employs his subtle style - delicate and deceptively naive - in a microscopic examination of what ties humans together: the apparently insignificant everyday events, routines and gestures, the dialogues that might seem trivial but in fact say everything.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

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