Lucas Pereyra, an unemployed writer in his forties, embarks on a trip from Buenos Aires to Montevideo to pick up fifteen thousand dollars in cash. An advance on his upcoming novel, this small fortune might be the solution to all his problems, most importantly the recent tension he has with his wife. While she spends her days at work and her nights out on the town—with a lover, perhaps, he doesn’t know for sure—Lucas is stuck at home all day caring for his son Maiko, unable to write, fantasizing about the one thing that keeps him going: the woman from Uruguay whom he met at a conference and has been longing to see ever since.
But Magalí Guerra Zabala, the woman from Uruguay, is a free spirit with her own goals and concerns, and the day they spend together in this beautiful city on the beach winds up being nothing like Lucas predicted.
The constantly surprising, moving story of this dramatically transformative day in their lives, The Woman from Uruguay is both a gripping narrative and a tender, thought-provoking exploration of the nature of relationships. An international bestseller published in fourteen countries, it is the masterpiece of one of the most original voices in Latin American literature today.