STORIES | 152 PAGES | 2015
A writer travels to Italy to honor the memory of his Polish grandfather who was imprisoned in Auschwitz; he travels from coast to coast in Guatemala—from a black sand beach on the Pacific to a white sand beach on the Atlantic; he travels to Harlem searching for the nostalgia of a jazz salon and in Poland, he looks for his family's legacy in what his grandfather left behind. Because as the narrator explains, all of our travels are in fact one.
Each and everyone of the stories in this collection oscillates between two poles: between cosmopolitan and rural, between worldly travels and inner journeys, between the identities we adopt in order to save ourselves from the mask we begin to take on as time passes: between Mister Halfon and Signor Hoffman.
Signor Hoffman is Eduardo Halfon's newest addition to the literary puzzle started with The Polish Boxer and Monastery.
RIGHTS: spanish LIBROS DEL ASTEROIDE | french LA TABLE RONDE | german HANSER | dutch WERELDBIBLIOTHEEK
BY EDUARDO HALFON: Duelo NOVEL, 2017 Signor Hoffman STORIES, 2015 Monasterio NOVEL, 2014 Los tragadores de cosas bonitas PICTURE BOOK, 2013 Mañana nunca lo hablamos STORIES, 2011 La pirueta NOVEL, 2010 El boxeador polaco SHORT STORIES, 2008 Siete minutos de desasosiego STORIES, 2007 El angel literario NOVEL, 2005 Esto no es una pipa, Saturno NOVEL, 2004 De cabo roto STORIES, 2004