Javier Marías' "While the Women Are Sleeping" (novelette, non-genre, free): Too much adoration considered harmful!
Story summary.Narrator & his wife, holidaying on some island, get into the habit of watching a curious couple that's also regular on the beach - beautiful self-centered woman & much older fat balding man madly in love with her. One night, narrator will get in conversation with the man, & what an unusual conversation it turns out to be...
Fact sheet.First published: ? (in Spanish)
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