Buenos Aires: Paradiso Ediciones, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 116p., wrps. new. Item #79466
"Víctimas Diversas" sustains one of Mateu's ways of telling: sarcasm; the irony; wild humor. ¿Fruits of the sea¿ and ¿Torcuato; the promise ¿ share that taste for premeditated exaggeration. Other stories bet on the opposite: containment; the accent placed on the look; attention to detail. This is what happens with ¿Cameras¿; Rule; Punishment; Fifteen minutes. But perhaps these two lines¿excess and restraint¿are not so far apart. Both tell us about the link between the small and the big; between the minimal decisions we make in life and the big consequences; between intimacy and society. That relationship is key in Mateu's conception of the story: a bridge between private delusions and the world's delirium.