The actions of the inhabitants of a small town, Pueblo del Pocito, on the night preceding a funeral mass are inextricably linked to those of the passengers on a bus due to arrive in the town the following morning. The story explores the central themes of desire and deceit as the burial of a stranger, Georgio Sánchez, alters all their lives.
Although the number of words are relatively few in this short work as compared with a novel, this novella plays with time and language so that each seemingly simple exchange is rich with sub-text.
The chronologies of events, combined with the characters' recollections of past incidents, create a lyrical evocation of their passions, self-sacrifice, and necessary deceit...
Mike de Sousa
Literature - Novella
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