A Chilean writer named Julio and his wife Gloria are beset by worries, constantly bickering about money, their writing, and their son (who may or may not be plying the oldest trade in Marrakesh). When Julio's boyhood best friend, now a famous artist, lends the couple his luxurious Madrid apartment for the summer, it is an escape for both -- in particular for Julio, who fantasizes about the garden next door and the erotic life of the lovely young aristocrat who inhabits it. But Julio's life and career unravel in Madrid: he ...

Garden Next Door 1994, Grove Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802133687

Trade paperback

The Garden Next Door 1992, Grove Press

ISBN-13: 9780802112385

English edition