- Publisher: Seix Barral
- Available in: Paperback
- ISBN: 978-950-731-614-2
- Published: January 1, 2009
Rivera explores the world of power, politics, corruption and the complexities of the human soul
Lucrecia, a bastard woman who is willing to do anything, wants to rule. Though she did not doubt when she got her stepfather killed in order to take his place and his handful of goods, she is just a serf. Her master is judge Saúl Bedoya, a relevant figure of the emerging Argentine bourgeoisie who decided to overlook Lucrecia’s guiltiness due to his fascination for her beauty and wild character. Being exposed to every caprice and perversity on the part of his master, Lucrecia does not do anything but submit to them as a diverted way of learning the rituals of power.
In this way, Andrés Rivera returns to the world of Baudelaire’s Friend to offer its perfect and unsettling counterpoint. From the eccentric perspective of a woman who is obsessed with leadership and wealth, the story focuses on the shades of a class dazzled by its own opulence.
Review at blog Minuto Uno (news site)
Theatrical adaptation, technical details at Alternativa Teatral
Review of the theatrical adaptation at Río Negro Online (online newspaper)