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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - delta351 - LibraryThing
This book is like a car crash on the highway...You know you shouldn't stop and take it in, but you just can't help yourself. Lyrical... Several story lines based off he main character Oliviera, an ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Eileen47 - LibraryThing
Another one I read twice in the 70s. Loved it then, got a lot out of it. The thought of slogging through the er philosophical discussions again is somewhat daunting but then those were far from the most interesting parts to me. Read full review