When Jorge Luis Borges dies, in 1986, Emilia Forch convinces a mediocre actor but famous for his interpretation of the Argentine writer, that he is the real Jorge Luis Borges. This new Borges decides to join the adventure and assumes the role completely. Both leave Chile and settle in Buenos Aires to convince everyone that Borges is still alive. The success of the farce and the love that arises between them will be threatened by the presence of Antonio Libur, Chilean plagiarist writer who travels to the Argentine capital to recover his old girlfriend, Emilia.
The story takes place against the backdrop of an Argentina convulsed by the conquest of the FIFA World Cup by Diego Armando Maradona.
The Borges' Treason is a novel about the fictions we build our lives with, also addressing, not without humor, the issue of the overwhelming cultural relevance of the great Argentine figures (Borges, Maradona ...) on a neighboring country like Chile.
A master in the creation of flesh and blood characters, who at the same time show their small human weaknesses, Marcelo Simonetti dazzled the jury of the Casa de América Award with this novel.