In Ghosts, an immigrant worker’s family are squatting on the haunted construction site of a luxury condominium building. All of the workmen and their families see the ghosts which float around the place, but one teenage girl’s interest in them becomes so intense that her mother realizes her life is in the balance. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter tells of a point in the life of German painter Johann Moritz Rugendas, when he visits Latin America to paint its spectacular landscapes. There, a strange episode interrupts his trip and irreversibly marks him for life. And in The Literary Conference, a young translator called Cesar Aira travels to a literary conference, intent on world domination . . .
Praise for Cesar Aira:
‘Once you’ve started reading Aira, you don’t want to stop’ Roberto Bolaño
‘Aira is firmly in the tradition of Jorge Luis Borges and W. G. Sebald’ Los Angeles Times
Number of Pages::336
Categories:Classics & Literature