Martín CASARIEGO

Qué poca prisa se da el amor

Anaya, 1997 | Love doesn´t hurry

Press

«There´s a perfect correspondence between the spontaneous and contradictory explosion of love and the simple and endearing perspective of the narrator. The result is an agile story, with positive values, impregnated with cordiality, smart with small psychological hues that leaves a scent of hope and tenderness. The difficult part was for the sentimentalism not to degrade a rather innocent orb, but Casariego controls the limits of naivety and tenderness excellently.» Santos Sanz Villanueva, Revista de Libros.

Synopsis

(Love doesn´t hurry) Alejandro is an excellent student, who, nonetheless, has received a 0.5 on his access test for college, and so he has to study the whole summer. Since he already knows everything, he uses his time to read books about ethnology, travels and exploration, and he feels sorry he has not had the chance to live a love story, not realizing he´s already in the middle of one: Maite, the girl who comes to clean his house every morning to save money to pay for school, has problems with her boyfriend and she has set her eye on Alejandro.