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The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira

by: Cesar Aira

Publisher: New Directions Books (1998)


Aira is a master of the novella and is particularly skillful at weaving the real and the fantastic together all at once. This latest is one of his best. Part mid-life crisis, part sci-fi (in the way that Borges is sci-fi), this is a great little story as well as a sweet meditation on life, the universe, and everything. Philosophy in small doses.