Änderungsschneiderei Los Milagros
Los Milagros Tailor Shop, Calle Gascón, Buenos Aires: the workplace of young Mariana Nalo, run by her Aunt Milagros. Mariana loves all the colourful yarns in the tailor shop – and Gerardo, who has disappeared to the USA without a trace, but for three postcards.
One day, Analía Morán comes into the shop. She loves the perfect symmetry of numbers – and Roberto, who waits on her hand and foot. She wants to have her mother’s valuable Italian silk wedding dress altered for her own marriage.
From that moment on, nothing remains the same...
María Cecilia Barbetta tells a story of love, desire and dashed hopes, of crocodile tears and genuine desperation. She plays with the great Latin American traditions of fantastic narration and telenovelas, whisking her readers into a baroque chamber of curiosities, a world of optical illusions oscillating between the real and the fantastic.