You can get out of breath reading Moya, who seems to have some occult command over the relationship between subject matter and the kinetics of the language chosen to present it. There are no longueurs in this book.

—Norman Rush, New York Review of Books

A high-octane paranoia deranges a writer and fuels a dangerous plan to return home to El Salvador at the tail end of its long civil war.

The Dream of My Return

Fiction by Horacio Castellanos Moya

Translated by Katherine Silver

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Paperback (published March 10, 2015)

ISBN
9780811223430
Price US
15.95
Price CN
17.95
Page Count
160

Ebook (published March 10, 2015)

ISBN
9780811223447
Price US
15.95

Horacio Castellanos Moya

El Salvadoran writer and journalist

You can get out of breath reading Moya, who seems to have some occult command over the relationship between subject matter and the kinetics of the language chosen to present it. There are no longueurs in this book.

—Norman Rush, New York Review of Books

A slender tour-de-force: a rich, complex, beautifully crafted act of ventriloquism whose brevity belies its range.

—Tom Andes, The Rumpus

In this taut, mesmerizing story of the brain’s far-reaching functions, Moya once again proves to be a master storyteller.

—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

The Dream of My Return is a pleasurable, light-footed book, yet its final scene, which takes place in the airport as Erasmo debates whether to board the plane, has the tension of a thriller.

—Charles Finch, The New York Times Book Review

Fantastic.

—Junot Diaz

Acid humor, like a Buster Keaton movie or a time bomb.

—Roberto Bolaño

Hilarious and chilling.

—Sheila Glaser, The New York Times Book Review

Brilliantly funny and unsettling. Moya has turned anxiety into an art form and an act of rebellion, and redeemed paranoia as a positive indicator of rot.

—Natasha Wimmer, The Nation

Moya’s scabrous, forceful, and very funny style is addictive.

—Britt Peterson, Bookforum