62 (Paperback)

A Model Kit (New Directions Classics)

By Julio Cortazar, Gregory Rabassa (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811214377, 281pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2000

List Price: 18.95*
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As one of the main characters, the intellectual Juan, puts it: to one person the City might appear as Paris, to another it might be where one goes upon getting out of bed in Barcelona; to another it might appear as a beer hall in Oslo. This cityscape, as Carlos Fuentes describes it, "seems drawn up by the Marx Brothers with an assist from Bela Lugosi " It is the meeting place for a wild assortment of bohemians in a novel described by The New York Times as "Deeply touching, enjoyable, beautifully written and fascinatingly mysterious." Library Journal has said 62: A Model Kit is "a highly satisfying work by one of the most extraordinary writers of our time.