A welcome new translation of an ingeniously constructed fiction by a neglected Latin American master. The work of the Argentinian Fernandez (1874-1952), seen as an influence of Jorge Luis Borges, is held in the highest esteem in his native land.
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December 6: "I watched him plant a weeping willow in the backyard. It seemed to symbolize his sorrow for the direction our country had taken."
Novelist Wiley Cash uncovers the notebook of his seventh-grade self: "Halloween Hallow," Die Hard, and an apprentice writer's first work of suspense.
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