Arnon Grunberg

The third wife


Our guide named Fausto told us today (I will try to quote him as precise as possible): “My first wife ate the poisoned food. My second wife fell from the balcony, fifth floor, because she didn’t want to eat the poisoned food. My third wife is still alive.”

Apparently the Brazilians hate the Paraguayans, the Paraguayans hate the Bolivians and the Brazilians.
And everybody hates the Argentinians.

But for me the most important thing is that Fausto’s third wife is still alive.