Was it a nightmarethe result of a bad case of indigestionor did something truly scary happen after dinner in the Argentine town of Coronel Pringles?
One Saturday night a bankrupt bachelor in his sixties and his mother dine with a wealthy friend. They discuss their endlessly connected neighbors. They talk about a mysterious pit that opened up one day, and the old bricklayer who sometimes walked to the cemetery to cheer himself up. Anxious to show off his valuable antiques, the host shows his guests old windup toys and takes them to admire an enormous doll. Back at home, the bachelor decides to watch some late night TV before retiring. The news quickly takes a turn for the worse as, horrified, the newscaster finds herself reporting about the dead rising from their graves, leaving the cemetery, and sucking the blood of the livingall somehow, disturbingly reminiscent of the dinner party.
|Publisher:||New Directions Publishing Corporation|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Nominated for a Neustadt award and the Man Booker International Prize, César Aira was born in Coronel
Pringles, Argentina, in 1949. He has published at least one hundred books and was most recently the creator of a limited edition, “Valise,” for the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.
KATHERINE SILVER is an award-winning liter-
ary translator and the codirector of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre
(BILTC). Her translations include works by César Aira, Horacio Castellanos Moya,
José Emilio Pacheco, Elena Poniatowska, Jorge Franco, and Martín Adán, among others.
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