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Asleep in the sun

Author: Adolfo Bioy Casares; Suzanne Jill Levine
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2004.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Lucio, a normal man in a normal (nosy) city neighborhood with normal problems with his wife (not the easiest person to get along with) and family and job (he lost it) finds he has a much bigger problem: his wife is a dog. At first, it doesn't seem like such a problem, because the German shepherd inhabiting his wife's body is actually a good deal more agreeable than his wife herself, now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Allegories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adolfo Bioy Casares; Suzanne Jill Levine
ISBN: 1590170954 9781590170953
OCLC Number: 56574172
Description: xiii, 172 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1 --
Part 2.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Dormir al sol.
Responsibility: Adolfo Bioy Casares ; translated from the Spanish by Suzanne Jill Levine ; introduction by James Sallis.
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From the Publisher: Lucio, a normal man in a normal (nosy) city neighborhood with normal problems with his wife (not the easiest person to get along with) and family and job (he lost it) finds he has a much bigger problem: his wife is a dog. At first, it doesn't seem like such a problem, because the German shepherd inhabiting his wife's body is actually a good deal more agreeable than his wife herself, now occupying the body of the same German shepherd in a mental hospital run by scientists who, it appears, have designs on the whole neighborhood. But then Lucio has a sense, however confused, of what's right, which is an even bigger problem yet. Asleep in the Sun is the great work of the Argentine master Adolfo Bioy Casares's later years. Like his legendary Invention of Morel, it is an intoxicating mixture of fantasy, sly humor, and menace. Whether read as a fable of modern politics, a meditation on the elusive parameters of the self, or a most unusual love story, Bioy's book is an almost scarily perfect comic turn, as well as a pure delight.

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