After a lengthy debate at the January 9 meeting, an offering by the Nobel Prize winner, Mo Yan, and a Man Booker prize winner by Kiran Desai were rejected in favor of this book by one of Mexico's foremost authors in recent times.
"Demetrio Sordo works a dull but remunerative job at a ranch near Oaxaca. To forestall boredom he meets with Mireya, a prostitute. On a visit home, Demetrio falls into a more proper love with Renata and exchanges chaste letters with her while still frolicking with Mireya. But problems, as they say, ensue in this antic, Rabelaisian tale of lust and longing."
Daniel Sada is considered by many to be the boldest and most innovative writer in Spanish of his generation. His numerous awards include the Herralde Prize for Almost Never and Mexico's most prestigious literary award, the National Prize for Arts and Sciences for Literature.