The Dream of My Return (Paperback)

By Horacio Castellanos Moya

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811223430, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2015

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Drinking way too much and breaking up with his wife, an exiled journalist in Mexico City dreams of returning home to El Salvador. But is it really a dream or a nightmare? When he decides to treat his liver pain with hypnosis, his few impulse-control mechanisms rapidly dissolve. Hair-brained schemes, half-mad arguments, unraveling murder plots, hysterical rants: everything escalates at a maniacal pace, especially the crazy humor.