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My Fathers' Ghost is Climbing in the Rain [Paperback]

Patricio Pron
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This is a thoughtful (and semi-autobiographical) mediation on what a generation that has largely given up on struggle and resistance owes to its parents. (The Herald)

How we are haunted by the pain of the past is the powerful theme at the heart of this moving meditation on trauma, memory, and home, beautifully translated from Spanish by Mara Faye Lethem ... This poetic, atmospheric novel is filled with symbolic images: of relentless rain; of being lost in a dark forest ... It's through excavating tiny details that Pron reaches universal truths... This philosophical novel, which probes the thorniest of ontological and epistemological questions, compellingly displays - as well as explores - fiction's power to unearth the most deeply buried emotional truths. (Anita Sethi The Independent)

Named one of Granta's best young Spanish-language novelists in 2010, Argentine writer Patricio Pron's British debut, My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing In The Rain (Faber), is a fictionalised account of 'mostly true' events whose slow-to-build impact is deeply affecting ... the closing sober telling of his parents' terrible experiences amasses power from its sad sparseness. (Metro)

Pron handles the past of Argentina with subtle tones through a family story ...

recent books by Lhosa ,Marquez ,Cercas and Goytisolo have all looked at the recent past with honest eyes and breadth like My Fathers' Ghost is Climbing in the Rain does. Pron's book evokes the past in the present and is wonderfully held together in English by the translator Lethem.

(Winstonsdad's Blog)

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The stunning debut from one of Granta's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists.

About the Author

Patricio Pron, born in 1975, is the author of three story collections and four previous novels, and he also works as a translator and critic. His fiction has appeared in Granta, Zoetrope and The Paris Review, and has received numerous prizes, including the Juan Rulfo Short Story Prize, the Jaén Novel Award, and the 2008 José Manuel Lara Foundation Award for one of the five best works published in Spain that year. He lives in Spain.
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