My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain

By Patricio Pron; Mara Faye Lethem (Translator)
(Knopf Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780307700681, 212pp.)

Publication Date: May 21, 2013

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The anticipated American debut of one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists: a daring, deeply affecting novel about the secrets buried in the past of an Argentine family.

A young writer, living abroad, makes the journey home to South America to say good-bye to his dying father. In his parents’ house, he finds a cache of documents—articles, maps, photographs—and unwittingly begins to unearth his father’s obsession with the disappearance of a local man. Suddenly he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of Argentina’s dark political past and with the long-hidden memories of his family’s underground resistance against an oppressive military regime. As the fragments of the narrator’s investigation fall into place—revealing not only a part of his father’s life he had tried to forget but also the legacy of an entire generation—this audacious novel tells a completely original story of corruption and responsibility, history and remembrance. 




About the Author
Patricio Pron, born in 1975, is the author of three story collections and four previous novels and 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 Award and the Jaen Novel Prize. He lives in Madrid.

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