By David Trueba
It's Sylvia’s 16th birthday, and her existence as an grownup is set to begin—not with the celebration she were making plans, yet with a automobile twist of fate and a damaged leg. in the back of the wheel is a skilled younger football participant, simply arrived from Buenos Aires and set for stardom off and on the sector. As their destinies collide and a tender romance is determined in movement, throughout city, Sylvia’s father and grandfather are discovering their very own lives all of sudden derailed by means of a violent homicide and a mystery affair with a prostitute.
Set opposed to the maze of Madrid’s congested and contested streets, Learning to Lose follows those 4 contributors as they swerve off track in unforeseen instructions. every one of them is dodging guilt and the terror of failure, yet their shared look for happiness, love, purity, redemption, and, peculiarly, how to continue to exist, types a taut narrative net that binds the characters jointly.
From one among Spain’s so much celebrated modern writers, Learning to Lose is a lucid and gripping view into the complexities of lives overturned and into the capriciousness of recent lifestyles, with its intoxicating highs and devastating lows.
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Hey, Dani, Sunday’s my birthday. Oh, yeah? Happy birthday. I’m having a little party at my house … Mai’s coming. And a few other people. You wanna come? Dani doesn’t answer right away. Sunday? Yeah, in the afternoon, on the early side. Around four-thirty, five. Um, I’m not sure if I have plans. They walk along the street. Cars two rows deep and the sound of honking horns. The northern exit of the school has traffic jams on Fridays. The junction of avenues is presided over by a Corte Inglés department store, triumphant like a modern cathedral.
She pulls down Dani’s pants. They are standing close to each other. She pushes his hands away when he brings them to her breasts. She feels him beneath his underwear and for a second she avoids thinking that this is the first time in her entire life that she’s touched a dick. She lowers his waistband so he’s naked, but she doesn’t look down. They continue locked in a kiss that seems to fill the moment, a kiss they focus on so as not to notice all the rest. Sylvia runs her fingertips over his naked body.
She tried to spend more time at home, to cook for him when she noticed he had no energy for anything, to go with him on Sunday afternoons to her grandparents’ house. ” Little by little, the photos and mementos disappeared, the details accumulated over twenty years of marriage. In two quick visits, she had finished taking her clothes and her work stuff, which filled the most frequently used shelves of the small office. Her bathroom things and other various belongings faded like afternoon light. In front of Sylvia, her parents hadn’t argued or displayed any more awkwardness than a thick silence that covered those scenes of separation.