Loser

"A novel about “outimacy” (intimacy outed by electronic media), Loser seems more like an interminable stand-up show with jokes, twists and turns, observations born from the heat of disappointed love, and amusing platitudes" - Daniel Gigena, La Nación

Robertita, the protagonist of the novel, has a Photoblog account where she posts drawings and texts, and part of her life flows through virtual channels: MSN, Facebook, chats. When Roland, a genius who has written a book, has a rock band and who works for a radio station, leaves her a message, she “flashes” and initiates an emotional journey.

After a kiss which doesn’t lead to anything else, Roland goes back to his ex-girlfriend. From that point on, Robertita becomes a therapist, a guru, a detective, a mother, a life coach; all with the idea of getting him back.

Rather than just looking at the ups and downs of a loser or telling the story of a superstar’s performances, the novel deals with the impossible relationship between two thirty-somethings who at times think, act and talk like 15-year-olds.

With such throw away stuff as junk television, Chick Lit, dawn chats and exasperating text messages, the lunatic ideology of feminist magazines, the screenplays of nineties’ series, and self-help guides (which our heroine reads and quotes with guilty fervour), Robertita creates herself as a young 21st century Frankenstein dedicated to loving Roland and suffering for him. Much more than just a story of unrequited love, Loser is the perfect portrait of romantic relationships in the era of communication; of the new roles for men and women, of love and friendship in the second decade of the 21st century.

 

Si continuas utilizando este sitio aceptas el uso de cookies. más información

Los ajustes de cookies de esta web están configurados para "permitir cookies" y así ofrecerte la mejor experiencia de navegación posible. Si sigues utilizando esta web sin cambiar tus ajustes de cookies o haces clic en "Aceptar" estarás dando tu consentimiento a esto.

Cerrar