Synopses & Reviews
Ramón Budiño wants to kill his father, a man who represents the worst of Uruguay: an entire social class that fled from their responsibilities fearing censure and condemnation. Even after a hundred years of independence, caudillismo” prevails as a clear sign that nothing has changed. Ramóns minutely planned yet frustrated murder attempts are an accurate metaphor of the spiders web hes been trapped in for years. An essential volume in Benedettis bibliography, Gracias por el fuego goes beyond the commonplace to create a true life and learning experience.
In this novel, reality hits hard. Someone must die to atone for accumulated guilt and this someone is the father. Rather than being representative of nobility, kindness and respect, he is all the opposite