(From the publisher):
Like the heroine in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Leo Druscovich compulsively seeks to punish himself. He and his unwitting avenger, Gladys, are crippled sexually- by fear, by guilt, by the world they live in, the urban world of constant stress, competition, and ambition. When they fall in love, their love too is crippled.
Gladys has never married. Upon graduation from art school, she leaves Buenos Aires and goes to New York City where she holds a series of office jobs, has several love affairs, is mugged and loses an eye, has a nervous breakdown, and returns to Argentina.
Leo's life, too, has involved violence. He is, in fact, an undetected murderer. But until his success in the world of arts, and his sponsorship of Gladys's career as an artist, he has been able to repress memory of that act. Now, with love and fame tantalizingly within reach, he fears that somehow he will be linked to the crime he committed twenty years earlier.
Wry and profound, this impressive novel, about two tormented and unforgetable people, demands serious attention.
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives