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Utterly astonishing.

San Francisco Chronicle

The most unsettling and stunning of Aira’s short novels published so far by New Directions.


Fiction by César Aira

translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

Ghosts is about a construction worker’s family squatting on a building site. They all see large and handsome ghosts around their quarters, but the teenage daughter is the most curious. Her questions about them become more and more heartfelt until the story reaches a critical, chilling moment when the mother realizes that her daughter’s life hangs in the balance.

published February 1st, 2009
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