Gathered for the first time in English and spanning his entire career, Vampire in Love offers a selection of the Spanish master Enrique Vila-Matas's finest short stories.
An effeminate, hunchbacked barber on the verge of death falls in love with a choir boy.
A fledgling writer on barbiturates visits Marguerite Duras's Paris apartment and watches his dinner companion slip into the abyss.
An unsuspecting man receives a mysterious phone call from a lonely ophthalmologist and visits his abandoned villa.
The stories in Vampire in Love, selected and brilliantly translated by Margaret Jull Costa, are all told with Vila-Matas's delightful erudition and wit, and his provocative questioning of the interrelation of art and life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: And Other Stories
- Publication Date: 03/11/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781908276865
- Paperback from £11.05