Extraño y pálido fulgor

Héctor Tizón

NOVEL. ALFAGUARA, 1999. 208 PAGES

A Strange and Pallid Sheen is a love story. A man overcome with melancholy travels between inhospitable towns selling items of dubious utility. His only company is a handful of memories: the death of his father, his courtship and marriage with the woman who now humiliates him with her distance and anger in a lawyer’s office, and his forgotten dreams of becoming a poet.

One day, in a room in a provincial hotel, he finds an impassioned letter that will change his life. Can you love someone without knowing them or is it precisely that ignorance that makes the love possible?

With brilliant prose full of humour, poetry and grotesque exuberance, the author of The Light of the Cruel Provinces interweaves the fates of a man and a woman who have apparently been forgotten by God and mankind alike. This is a novel that consolidates Hector Tizón's lofty standing in Argentinian literature.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish ALFAGUARA | Germany EDITION 8

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