The Planets

The Planets

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By (author) Sergio Chejfec

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  • Publisher: Open Letter
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 18mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 14 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Rochester, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1934824399
  • ISBN 13: 9781934824399
  • Sales rank: 369,262

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When he reads about a mysterious explosion, the narrator's thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend, M, who was abducted during a spasm of political violence in Buenos Aires in the early 1970s. He convinces himself that M must have died in this explosion, and he begins to tell the story of their friendship through a series interconnected vignettes.

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Sergio Chejfec, originally from Argentina, has published numerous works of fiction, poetry, and essays. Among his grants and prizes, he has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2007 and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2000. He teaches at NYU. Heather Cleary is a translator of fiction, criticism, and poetry. In 2005, she was awarded a Translation Fund grant from the PEN American Center for her work on Oliverio Girondo.