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The Lime Tree

(2017)
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Seeing double rows of elegant lime trees around the main square of his hometown of Colonel Pringles, our narrator - who could well be the author himself, although nothing is guaranteed in a book by Cesar Aira - suddenly recalls the Sunday mornings of his childhood, when his father would take him to gather the lime-flower blossoms from which he made tea. Beginning with his father, handsome and `black' and working-class, and his strikingly grotesque mother, the narrator quickly leaps from anecdote to anecdote, bringing to life his father's dream of upward mobility, the dashing of their family's hopes when the Peronist party fell from power, the single room they all shared, and his mother's litany of political rants, which were used - like the lime-flower tea - to keep his father calm. Aira's charming fictional memoir is a colourful mosaic of a small-town neighbourhood, a playful portrait of the artist as a child and an invitation to visit the source of Aira's own extraordinary imagination.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

December 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lime Tree
Author(s): Cesar Aira
ISBN: 1-911508-12-1 / 978-1-911508-12-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: And Other Stories
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lime Tree: Four Days of Rain in the City of Naples, Waiting for the Occurrence of an Extraordinary Event
Author(s): Cesar Aira
Publisher: And Other Stories
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU