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My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain
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Patricio Pron, born in 1975, is the author of three story collections and four previous novels, and he also works as a translator and critic. His fiction has appeared in "Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story "and "The Paris Review, " and has received numerous prizes, including the Juan Rulfo Short Story Prize and the Jaen Novel Prize. He lives in Madrid."

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One of Granta's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, Pron was born in Argentina in 1975 and currently lives in Madrid. His English-language debut features a young writer who returns to Argentina from Germany to be present at the bedside of his dying journalist father. Rummaging through some papers, the younger man learns of his father's all-consuming fascination with the 2008 disappearance of Alberto Burdisso, who was cheated out of his reparation of 200,000 pesos for the politically motivated disappearance of his sister Alicia. As the mystery unravels, the narrator comes to realize that both his activist parents were complicit in Alicia's fate-thus the placement of the apostrophe in the English title. VERDICT With the recent elevation to the papacy of Argentina's Francis I, who himself lived through the terrible times when Argentina's military tortured and "disappeared" thousands of potential political enemies, the subject of Pron's engaging mystery narrative is especially timely. [See Prepub Alert, 11/26/12.]-Jack Shreve, Allegany Coll. of Maryland, Cumberland (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"This is a brilliant, unforgettable novel. I was so entertained by Patricio Pron's inventive, poetic, deranging sentences that I found myself thinking of Lewis Carroll." --Francisco Goldman, author of "Say Her Name"
""My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain" draws you in and holds your attention like a crime novel. But this absorbing new work is too complex to fit into any ready-made genre . . . Beautifully crafted." --"Washington Independent Review of Books"
"Patricio Pron is an immense talent, a daring writer with an absolutely unique voice. "My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain" is a marvel." --Daniel Alarcon, author of "Lost City Radio"
"This is an extraordinary book, and Pron is an extraordinarily gifted writer." --KUER radio
"A modern masterpiece written with beauty and purpose--this is a novel about everything that most matters in the world." --Deborah Levy, author of "Swimming Home"
"With subtle intelligence, poetic insight, and exquisite style, "My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain" confirms Pron's position as one of the finest novelists writing in Spanish today." --Alberto Manguel, author of "All Men Are Liars"
"From a major new voice in Spanish literature, this novel should grant Pron a much-deserved readership in the English-speaking world . . . A melancholy and chilling work of postmodernism, examining family, memory, and what collective fear does to a society." --"Booklist
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"A sublime accomplishment, radiant and wrenching. You'll never see Argentina--or fathers or sons or the human soul--the same way again." --Carolina De Robertis, author of "Perla"
"Deeply affecting." --"Metro "(UK)
"A moving exploration of guilt and memory, and an unflinching study of what History can do to us. Pron opens his eyes where the rest of us would rather close them and keep them closed." --Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of "The Informers"
"Hugely rewarding and deeply unsettling." --"New Yo
"Pron's novel haunts me. Its unsentimental account of what it was like for a child of defeated leftists to grow up in Argentina in the shadow of the 1970s turned my heart upside down." --"New York Times Book Review"
"Startlingly brilliant." --"The Daily Beast"
"A moving exploration of guilt and memory, and an unflinching study of what History can do to us. Pron opens his eyes where the rest of us would rather close them and keep them closed." --Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of "The Sound of Things Falling
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"This is a brilliant, unforgettable novel. I was so entertained by Patricio Pron's inventive, poetic, deranging sentences that I found myself thinking of Lewis Carroll." --Francisco Goldman, author of "Say Her Name"
""My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain" draws you in and holds your attention like a crime novel. But this absorbing new work is too complex to fit into any ready-made genre . . . Beautifully crafted." --"Washington Independent Review of Books"
"Patricio Pron is an immense talent, a daring writer with an absolutely unique voice. "My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain" is a marvel." --Daniel Alarcon, author of "Lost City Radio"
"This is an extraordinary book, and Pron is an extraordinarily gifted writer." --KUER radio
"A modern masterpiece written with beauty and purpose--this is a novel about everything that most matters in the world." --Deborah Levy, author of "Swimming Home"
"With subtle intelligence, poetic insight, and exquisite style, "My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain" confirms Pron's position as one of the finest novelists writing in Spanish today." --Alberto Manguel, author of "All Men Are Liars"
"From a major new voice in Spanish literature, this novel should grant Pron a much-deserved readership in the English-speaking world . . . A melancholy and chilling work of postmodernism, examining family, memory, and what collective fear does to a society." --"Booklist
"
"A sublime accomplishment, radiant and wrenching. You'll never see Argentina--or fathers or sons or the human soul--the same way again." --Carolina De Robertis, author of "Perla"
"Deeply affecting." --"Metro "(UK)
"Hugely rewarding and deeply unsettling." --"New York Journal of Books"
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Pron s novel haunts me. Its unsentimental account of what it was like for a child of defeated leftists to grow up in Argentina in the shadow of the 1970s turned my heart upside down. "New York Times Book Review"
Startlingly brilliant. "The Daily Beast"
A moving exploration of guilt and memory, and an unflinching study of what History can do to us. Pron opens his eyes where the rest of us would rather close them and keep them closed. Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of "The Sound of Things Falling
"
This is a brilliant, unforgettable novel. I was so entertained by Patricio Pron s inventive, poetic, deranging sentences that I found myself thinking of Lewis Carroll. Francisco Goldman, author of "Say Her Name"
"My Fathers Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain" draws you in and holds your attention like a crime novel. But this absorbing new work is too complex to fit into any ready-made genre . . . Beautifully crafted. "Washington Independent Review of Books"
Patricio Pron is an immense talent, a daring writer with an absolutely unique voice. "My Fathers Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain" is a marvel. Daniel Alarcon, author of "Lost City Radio"
This is an extraordinary book, and Pron is an extraordinarily gifted writer. KUER radio
A modern masterpiece written with beauty and purpose this is a novel about everything that most matters in the world. Deborah Levy, author of "Swimming Home"
With subtle intelligence, poetic insight, and exquisite style, "My Fathers Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain" confirms Pron s position as one of the finest novelists writing in Spanish today. Alberto Manguel, author of "All Men Are Liars"
From a major new voice in Spanish literature, this novel should grant Pron a much-deserved readership in the English-speaking world . . . A melancholy and chilling work of postmodernism, examining family, memory, and what collective fear does to a society. "Booklist
"
A sublime accomplishment, radiant and wrenching. You ll never see Argentina or fathers or sons or the human soul the same way again. Carolina De Robertis, author of "Perla"
Deeply affecting. "Metro "(UK)
Hugely rewarding and deeply unsettling. "New York Journal of Books"
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