“This short novel about a vast painting is a pleasure to read and affirms Pedro Mairal’s stature as one of the most significant Argentine writers working today. May this be but the first of his books to appear in English.”
David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes and The Two Hotel Francforts
"This utterly charming and, yes, moving novel takes us on a journey ... and the result is a victory of human ingenuity and a joyous picaresque. VERDICT Beautiful fun that also gives a deeper sense of Middle East history."