*`A unique and breathtaking talent.' Scarlett Thomas
"Gonzalo Garcia is so talented: a new deep and hilarious literary voice." Dorthe Nors*
Tomás' girlfriend has left him. She has, in fact, fled to Antarctica, leaving him alone in Santiago, where life is rapidly passing him by.
Tomás is a game designer - but he can't see his ideas through.
Tomás also works in a university - where he spends most of his time hiding under a desk.
Tomás' flat is falling apart. The band he used to play in is doing annoyingly well. He drinks coffee though a straw straight from the pot because he doesn't own a cup...
This smart, funny debut novel from Gonzalo G. Garcia gives a new voice to a disenchanted generation. With its Chilean setting, willingness to play with form and uniquely messed-up central character, it's unlike anything else. But it's also universal. Tomás may be someone who ends up sleeping in a tent in his own living room. But his loss and longing, not to mention his jokes, will touch everyone.