What the Night Tells the Day

A Novel

A “lyrical and unforgettable” (The Washington Post Book World) memoir of growing up gay in Perón’s Argentina

“A poetic journey and an intimate exploration of the nature of memory and the way desire works its way into our lives. . . . One cannot but feel thankful that finally Bianciotti—one of the most pleasurable and stylized prose writers writing fiction in any language—is available in English.” —San Francisco Bay Guardian

Compared to Conrad, Nabokov, and Beckett by Octavio Paz, Argentine-born Hector Bianciotti is one of the leading literary figures in his adopted homeland of France. What the Night Tells the Day, his first novel to be translated into English, is the fictionalized story of Bianciotti’s youth among poor immigrant peasants in rural Argentina during the late years of the Perón regime, and a moving and sensitive portrayal of a boy’s discovery of his own homosexuality.

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