By Pineiro, ClaudiaTranslated by France, Miranda
This is a portrait of a wife betrayed, at first desperate to save her marriage but then intent on violent revenge, also an unrelenting dissection of family life among the Argentine middle class. Ines is convinced that every wife is bound to be betrayed one day, so she is not surp...rised to find a note in her husband's briefcase with a heart smeared in lipstick crossed by the words All YoursA and signed Your true loveA . She follows him to a park on a rainy winter evening and witnesses a violent quarrel he has with another woman. The woman collapses; Ernesto sinks her body in a nearby lake. When Ernesto becomes a suspect in the case she provides him with an alibi. After all, hatred can bring people together as urgently as love. But Ernesto cannot bring his sexual adventures to an end so Ines concocts a plan for revenge from which there is no return.Read more
Claudia Pineiro was a journalist, playwright and television scriptwriter and in 1992 won the prestigious Pleyade journalism award. She has more recently turned to fiction and is the author of literary crime novels that are all bestsellers in Latin America and have been translated into four languages. This novel won the Clarin Prize for fiction and is her second title to be available in English.
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