The truth is what Aráoz needs to find out. The truth about Perlassi, his childhood hero. So he sets off to O’Connor, a small town that has dropped off the map in the 90s, determined to find the only person who can reveal the truth about the soccer game that eliminated his favorite club, Deportivo Wilde, from the championship. Aráoz will spend five days in O’Connor, in a rented room next to the gas station owned by Perlassi, waiting for the man to show up. Five days, brooding over his past and trying to pry information out of old Lépori, Perlassi’s employee, who knows far more than he pretends to. This is not a book about football, but about failure and redemption.

Rights sold: Germany (Berlin Verlag, who published a collection of Sacheri’s best short stories about football in Spring 2010, before the World Cup.)