The All Saints' Day Lovers
By Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Translated by Anne McLean.
A Colombian writer is witness to a murder which will mark him forever. A woman sits alone in her house, waiting for her husband to return, while he lies in another woman's bed twenty kilometres away. Through blood-soaked betrayal, a love affair, murder and long-meditated revenge, Vasquez achieves an extraordinary unity of emotion, morality and landscape with these fragmented lives.
Achingly sad and beautifully crafted, The All Saints' Day Lovers is a remarkable and intense collection of stories that explores the depths of relationships, loneliness and cruelty.