The action takes place during Easter week. In this short time, plenty happens. Julián is a writer who has lost interest in life and contemplates committing suicide as a last gesture of inconformity; at the same time, his friend travels to the coast for no particular reason other than to assuage his boredom. Julián’s tragic end forces his friend to literally pull over and try to wrap his head around what has happened. But his words only serve to echo the emptiness felt by a generation teetering on the brink of nothingness. Ortegón employs an elliptical narrative structure in his portrayal of a fragmented, fast-paced world in which death is a tempting alternative in the absence of hope.
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