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But in last winter’s stampede, even they left. The fact is, far from decreasing, the number of intedroguen has multiplied and the diaspora of women has become increasingly unpredictable.

How sad to come home from work only to find half-empty houses! But in a certain sense his prophecy was being fulfilled: It was wintertime and the ice-cold nights in the city were unbearable without a companion.

Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review interdoguen share your thoughts with other readers. In the grip of some irrepressible impulse, the women simply leave shortly before the first snowfall, without a word as to why or where they’re going, leaving us gaping, incredulous, stunned. It was then that our hardworking, fraternal community of abandoned men began building The Bed.

But things didn’t have to be this way Mujer de la gabardina roja. At times samantua these, Lukin and his theories sprang into action, although, for him, action consisted of nothing ingerroguen than never-ending tongue-wagging.

From my alcove, I could hear the comings and goings of my neighbors who, stiff with cold like me, were unable to keep to their beds. Best of contemporary Mexican fiction Author: We shouldn’t let them back! Some women-especially the foreign ones or the beautiful, intelligent local women who, after setting out for new horizons, brazenly make their way back to us-have even gone so far as to bring all of their children with them to live in our homes-a particular inconvenience to us-thus accelerating the natural divorce process.


Resource Description Namespaces http: It goes without saying that in this high-altitude mountain city the change in seasons is so dramatic that the climate mutates brutally-not only do trees lose their leaves and birds migrate in flocks, but our partners, like nature, begin to move, one being exchanged for another, along with the contents of our homes, which were obliged to adopt a totally new look, integrating objects brought by the new female companion, who always arrives loaded down with used items, each one bearing its own weight and scratches from the past.

The litany we comfort each other with, “No matter, old pal, it’s just a passing fancy, they’ll soon get over it.

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I, for instance, sat staring at my hands for hours at a time without knowing what to do with them. He assured us we would found a new civilization, the civilization of interrogurn bed, shared by millions of men, a civilization that would eventually blanket the globe. Please enter the message. Please verify that you are not a robot.

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We all knew full well that the sessions of wandering would invariably end in bitter weeping or pointless pleas. The E-mail message field is required. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

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The entire city smelled rank, and there was no woman’s scent making it possible to distinguish one spot from another like before. Let’s not waste another night thinking about them! Note Series from jacket Translated from the Spanish. Alvaro Uribe ; Olivia E Sears.

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As well as the severity of our insomnia.

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At one point or another, each of us found ourselves alone and we all ended up heading for Lukin’s bed. Readers will meet a Mariachi singer suffering from mediocrity, an embalmed man positioned in front of the TV, a man’s lifelong imaginary friend, and the town prostitute whose funeral draws a crowd from the highest rungs of the social ladder. Write a review Rate this item: I hate seeing you turn interrogudn beggars on life’s road every year.

What could be expected of a city suffering from mass divorce?

But that was nothing compared to the shivering brought on by the cold. Cancel Forgot your password? He was running up quickly as though bringing me urgent news. You’re always repeating yourself, which is why Sonia left you.

Never before had every single woman left, absolutely every one, all together at the same time; previously, at least ten or twenty used to stay through the year, either because they lacked the energy to take flight or because they were entirely satisfied with their husbands.

Moreover, he sammantha want to see us leave since he, too, had been forsaken, sad, and free.