Utterly astonishing.

San Francisco Chronicle

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

Ghosts

Fiction by César Aira

Translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

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Paperback (published February 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811217422
Price US
13.95
Trim Size
5x7
Page Count
144

Ebook (published February 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811219815
Price US
13.95
Page Count
144

César Aira

Argentine author

Utterly astonishing.

San Francisco Chronicle

Aira’s literary significance, like that of many other science fiction writers, comes from how he pushes us to question the porous line between fact and fantasy, to see it not only as malleable in history, but also blurred in the everyday. The engrossing power of his work, though, comes from how he carries out these feats: with the inexhaustible energy and pleasure of a child chasing after imaginary enemies in the park.

Los Angeles Review of Books

Ghosts ia heady, vertigo-inducing fantasia… . Aira is one of the most provocative and idio­syncratic novelists working in Spanish today, and should not be missed.

The New York Times Book Review