Hopscotch: A Novel (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)

Hopscotch: A Novel (Pantheon Modern Writers Series) Author Julio Cortazar
ISBN-10 0394752848
ISBN-13 9780394752846
Year 1987-02-12
Pages 576
Language English
Publisher Pantheon
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Translated by Gregory Rabassa winner of the National Book Award for Translation 1967Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress La Maga surrounded by a loose knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves the Club A child s death and La Maga s disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires where he works by turns as a salesman a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count and an attendant in an insane asylum Hopscotch is the dazzling freewheeling account of Oliveira s astonishing adventures

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