Guillermo Samperio is a prolific essayist, journalist, and fiction writer. He won the 1977 Casa de las Américas prize and his writing has been widely anthologized. His work has been translated into several languages including French, Romanian, and Vietnamese. Selected stories are available in English translation in Beatle Dreams and Other Stories (1994, Latin American Literary Review Press).
Leticia thought that she was receiving a certified check for 85 pesos, but her bank, by mistake, made it for 48.7 million pesos. The next day, Leticia went to cash the check without having realized the error, until the bank gave her two boxes full of 500 peso bills, and she went straight home.