Dinner

by Cesar Aira

Book review

One Saturday night a bankrupt bachelor in his sixties and his mother dine with a wealthy friend. They discuss their endlessly connected neighbors. They talk about a mysterious pit that opened up one day, and the old bricklayer who sometimes walked to the cemetery to cheer himself up. Anxious to show off his valuable antiques, the host shows his guests old windup toys and takes them to admire an enormous doll. Back at home, the bachelor decides to watch some late night TV before retiring. The news quickly takes a turn for the worse as, horrified, the newscaster finds herself reporting about the dead rising from their graves, leaving the cemetery, and sucking the blood of the living—all somehow, disturbingly reminiscent of the dinner party.

Title
ISBN9780811221085
Author
PublisherNew Directions Publishing Corporation
GanreMind, Body, Spirit: Meditation & Visualisation
Release date 30.10.2015
Pages count96
File size5.7 Mb
eBook formateBook, (torrent)En
Book rating4.41 (263 votes)

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