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ISBN-10: 0811230937
ISBN-13: 9780811230933
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 06/01/2021
Dimensions: 6.80" L, 4.90" W, 0.40" H

The Divorce

Translator: Chris Andrews
Foreword by: Patti Smith

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Price: $11.95

Overview

The Divorce tells about a man who takes a vacation from Providence, R.I. in early December to avoid conflicts with his newly divorced wife and small daughter. He travels to Buenos Aires and there, one afternoon, he encounters a series of the most magical coincidences. While sitting at an outdoor café, absorbed in conversation with a talented video artist, a young man with a bicycle is thoroughly drenched by a downpour of water seemingly from rain caught the night before in the overhead awning. The video artist knows the cyclist, who knew a mad hermetic sculptor, whose family used to take the Hindu God Krishna for walks in the neighborhood. More meetings, more whimsical and clever stories continue to weave reality with the absurd until the final, brilliant, wonderful, cataclysmic ending.

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[A] fleeting glance at the deeply strange multitudes living in Aira's mind palace...marked by not only his characteristically expressive language, but also his willingness to go just about anywhere with a narrative.– "Kirkus"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0811230937
ISBN-13: 9780811230933
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 06/01/2021
Dimensions: 6.80" L, 4.90" W, 0.40" H
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