Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Divorce

Imagination. If I were forced to place César Aira’s book titled, The Divorce, into a category, I would create a new one for this author’s imagination and skill: post-magic realism. Within the course of a few pages, we move from one coincidence to another. We think we can separate imagination from reality, and then realize we can’t. When we’re sure we are hearing a mundane story, something magical seeps in. Aira moves readers along as fast as we can read, taking us tighter and tighter into his imagination. This book is short enough to read a second time for a different take, but trust me, multiple readings may not lead to greater understanding, just more questions. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Divorce from amazon.com.

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