Jorge Luis Borges
Francis Mallmann & Peter Kaminsky
The slightly menacing title instantly pulls reader into the novel. Most of the action in this book is a conversation between two men, Ramirez a 74 year old Argentinian who has lost most of his memory and Larry a 30 something who pushes Ramirez’s wheelchair around three times a week. Through their conversations readers gain a sense of both men’s character and what is happening to them in the world around them.