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The Linden Tree

(2018)
A Novella by

 
 
A delightful fictional account of the small town Cesar Aira grew up in - not so long ago

A delightful fictional memoir about Cesar Aira's small hometown. The narrator, born the same year and now living in the same great city (Buenos Aires) as Cesar Aira, could be the author himself. Beginning with his parents - an enigmatic handsome black father who gathered linden flowers for his sleep-inducing tea and an irrational, crippled mother of European descent - the narrator catalogs memories of his childhood: his friends, his peculiar first job, his many gossiping neighbors, and the landscape and architecture of the provinces. The Linden Tree beautifully brings back to life that period in Argentina when the poor, under the guiding hand of Eva Peron, aspired to a newly created middle class.

As it moves from anecdote to anecdote, this charming short novella - touching, funny, and sometimes surreal - invites the reader to visit the source of Aira's extraordinary imagination.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Linden Tree
Author(s): Cesar Aira
ISBN: 0-8112-1908-9 / 978-0-8112-1908-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Linden Tree
Author(s): Cesar Aira
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA