The tragic history of two men and their circle of friends who live in Paris and Buenos Aires, Hopscotch, although written in 1963, was in fact the first hypertext novel, anticipating the age of the web with a non-structure that allows readers to take the chapters in any order they wish and invites them to be the architects of the novel themselves. Its 155 chapters, of which 99 are collated under a section called 'expendable chapters', are there for the reader to shuffle as he or she wishes. Characters are fluid and, depending on the order in which the reader progresses through the book, a name can appear to be a formal name or a nickname or a name belonging to several different characters. Soon after publication Hopscotch took on a cult status that it has never lost and is considered one of the great landmarks in Latin American fiction.
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