From the publisher:
"Somewhere in an (almost) democratic Argentina, Elvio Guastavino, an insignificant little functionary, lives with his aging mother.
His dull daily routine has few bright moments, except for the wonderful moments when he fantasizes about the beautiful doll in the front window of Monsieur Aaron’s store.
This doll, desirable, exciting, reminds Elvio of his adolescence, when he used to watch his father … torturing a beautiful stranger!
Elvio has inherited a heavy burden from his father, who was called a “hero of his country” for the zeal he showed when in action.
The authors, both Argentinian, take us back to the Argentina of the military junta, in a story that is as powerful as it is hypnotic."