Five César Aira books to And Other Stories

Five César Aira books to And Other Stories

And Other Stories is to publish the next five novels from 2015 Man Booker International Prize finalist César Aira.

The first book, The Seamstress and the Wind, will be published on 21st July 2016. The publisher holds UK, Europe and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to the title.

The Seamstress and the Wind tells the story of a seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress in a small town in Argentina. All of a sudden she fears that her son has been kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. She gives chase in a taxi. Her husband finds out and takes off after her – to the end of the world, to the place where monsters are born, and where the southern wind falls hopelessly in love.

The Seamstress and the Wind is translated by Rosalie Knecht. It will be priced at £7.99 paperback and £5 for the e-book.

And Other Stories will also publish The Transmigration of Bodies, the next book by Yuri Herrera in July.

The publisher holds world rights to the title and will publish on 5th July.

The Transmigration of Bodies will tell the story of a plague which has brought death to a city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant streets warn him to stay indoors, but The Redeemer ventures out into the city’s underbelly to arrange for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage. It is translated by Lisa Dillman.

Herrera recently won the 2016 best translated book award for Signs Preceding the End of the World (And Other Stories).