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Pantheon Books, 1966 - Fiction - 564 pages
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Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.

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It's an amazing book! You can read it page by page or according to the code from the back of the book or even according to your own system and it will never make sense! Read full review

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One of the great novels, period. The extended set pieces on Berthe Trepat's piano concert, listening to jazz records on a rainy night, the fate of Rocamadour, and building a bridge between two windows ... Read full review

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About the author (1966)

JULIO CORTAZAR was born in 1914 in Belgium to Argentinean parents, grew up in Buenos Aires, and moved to Paris in 1951. An acclaimed and influential novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, he was also a human rights advocate and amateur jazz musician. He died in Paris in 1984.

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