Collected Stories - Death Constant Beyond Love Summary & Analysis

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Death Constant Beyond Love Summary

In an election campaign that Senator Onesimo Sanchez undertakes every four years, he stops in the poor village of Rosal del Virrey. Sanchez knows he has but six months and 11 days to live. Nelson Farina, an escapee from Devil's Island penitentiary who has lived in the village for many years, has repeatedly asked the senator for a false identity card so he cannot be extradited to face punishment. As the senator strolls down the street, dispensing favors and largesse such as a donkey to one poor peasant, he sees Farina resting in his hammock. When the senator asks how he is, Farina replies in French that he should know. Later that day, while making another speech the senator tears off a piece of a calendar, folds it into a butterfly. He releases the paper butterfly, which commences...

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