Mexico City: Editorial Oceano de México (El día siguiente), 2001. First Edition. Paperback. 155p., wrps. New. Item #12836
"Pantaletas! Confesiones sentimentales del estudiante Maciosare" is a humorous novel that portrays an irreverent vision of life in Mexico City. Maciosare, an underprivileged sociology graduate, is trying to survive in the chaos of a city that's cutting social reforms and economic benefits for the lower classes. Inspired by his striving and idealistic family and by his girlfriend's voluptuous body, Maciosare becomes a designer and vendor of oversized women's undergarments. From the podium of his store, he tells readers about the son he had with his girlfriend and about the time she eloped to Los Angeles with another man. Using popular songs and phrases, soap opera dialogue and newspaper chronicles, Ramirez creates a multilayered narrative that focuses on the daily life of Mexico City's working class, and their struggles and tragedies.