The Truce: The Diary of Martin Santome (Fiction in Translation)

 
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'Perhaps that moment had been exceptional, but still, I felt alive. That pressure on my chest means being alive.'

Forty-nine, with a kind face, no serious ailments (apart from varicose veins on his ankles), a good salary and three moody children, widowed accountant Martín Santomé is about to retire. He assumes he'll take up gardening, or the guitar, or whatever retired people do. What he least expects is to fall passionately in love with his shy young employee Laura Avellaneda. As they embark upon an affair, happy and irresponsible, Martín begins to feel the weight of his quiet existence lift - until, out of nowhere, their joy is cut short.

The intimate, heartbreaking diary of an ordinary man who is reborn when he falls in love one final time, this beloved Latin American novel has been translated into twenty languages and sold millions of copies worldwide, and is now published in Penguin Classics for the first time.

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Mario Benedetti was a Uruguayan novelist, poet and journalist and is considered to be one of the most important Latin American writers of the twentieth century. In the 1960s he became politically active in left-wing circles and was exiled from Uruguay following the military coup d'état of 1973, eventually settling in Cuba, continuing to write until his death in 2009.

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