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The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira

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The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira

By Cesar Aira; Katherine Silver

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811219990, 88pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012

Description
Cesar Aira's newest novel in English is not about a conventional doctor. Single, in his forties, and poor, Dr. Aira is a skeptic. His personality his weaknesses, whims, and pet peeves is summed up in a series of digressions and regressions but he has a very special gift for miracles. He no longer cares about miracles, however, and has no faith in them. Perhaps he is even a little ashamed about his supernatural powers. Such is Dr. Aira, who also has to confront his arch-enemy chief of the Pinero Hospital, Dr. Actyn who is constantly trying to prove that Dr. Aira is a charlatan. Poor Dr. Aira is indeed a worker of miracles, but Cesar Aira the magesterial author sends the very human doctor stumbling toward the biggest trap of all, in this magical book.