Juxtaposing the grotesque and the banal, Aira builds a subtle satire about society’s draining effect on individuals.

The New Yorker

Was it a nightmare–the result of bad indigestion–or did something truly scary happen after dinner in the Argentine town of Coronel Pringles?

Dinner

Fiction by César Aira

Translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver

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Paperback (published October 6, 2015)

ISBN
9780811221085
Price US
13.95
Price CN
16.95
Trim Size
5 x 7
Page Count
96

Ebook (published October 6, 2015)

ISBN
9780811221092

César Aira

Argentine author

Juxtaposing the grotesque and the banal, Aira builds a subtle satire about society’s draining effect on individuals.

The New Yorker

Aira has crafted a beautiful, unclassifiable, funny, and deeply unsettling book.

—Sebastian Boensch, The Miami Rail

Dinner is far more intelligent than your average zombie tale…Aira adds extra depth to what lies just beneath the surface.

—Jessica Loudis, The Times Literary Supplement

It seems that the dead are rising from their graves on a “cadaverous march” — thousands of them feasting on the living in scenes of grisly violence. Since this is a novel by the wildly imaginative (and prolific) Argentine writer César Aira, that means that the outlandish plot turn will prove meaningful rather than gratuitous.

—Carmela Ciuraru, New York Times

Humor goes from surface to bottom of Dinner.

—Jeff Bursey, The Quarterly Conversation

Aira’s output has been a steady trickly of irrefutable genius and deepening strangeness.

Publishers Weekly

Aira will put knots in your brain.

—Ben Raitliff, The New York Times Book Review

Aira’s works are like slim cabinets of wonder, full of unlikely juxtapositions. His unpredictability is masterful.

—Rivka Galchen, Harper’s