Alberto's latest novel, Sudor hits bookstores tomorrow!
Wildly piercing and corrosively funny, Sudor (Sweat) is an editor’s raw look at the absurd and oftentimes dysfunctional inner workings of the literary world. When his run-of the mill existence is suddenly turned upside down by the arrival of a famous author and his spoiled, defiant son, Alf, a junior editor at a large publishing house, embarks on a whirlwind three days that will change his life forever.
Taking a page from Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities, Sweat is piercing look at the mad circus that are author book tours—lavish parties, larger-than-life expectations, explosive egos and a whole industry that subsists on catering to the intellectual elite. The author of Bad Vibes, a novel that pulverized every boundary of the post-Pinochet era plungers readers head first into the gay underworld where feelings are relegated to a second tier in favor of a series of ephemeral and extreme sexual encounters courtesy of Grindr, the popular app that Alf, the novel’s protagonist, uses just as often as his authors use him. Meanwhile Santiago, the city where is all unfolds, emerges as a rare and alluring presence. A masterfully crafted and electrifying novel, Sudor confirms Fuguet as one of the most relevant voices in Latin America today.