Author: Damián González-Bertolino
Title: Love’s Labours
Cosecha Roja. Estuario editora
1st. edition 2015
12 x 19 cm. 288 pp.
Morales and Toto, two small-time crooks, receive an assignment from their boss: to take a stiff from the motel where he died to his home and lay him on his bed before his wife returns from a trip. It sounds easy, but these men are marked by misfortune. On a hot summer night they will drive with the body in the boot of the car and get involved in a night-long odyssey through the streets of Maldonado and Punta del Este.
In this novel, González-Bertolino explores the background of crime, highly aware of the world in which he grew up, a place with no room for certainties, full of dissonant voices, but where there is still room for dreams.
Love’s Labours is, according to recent reviews, the best novel of one of the most relevant authors among the younger generation of Uruguayan fiction writers.