César Aira

The Proof

Marcia is sixteen, overweight and unhappy. One day, as she’s walking down a Buenos Aires street, she hears a shout: ‘Wannafuck?’ Startled, she turns around and is confronted by two punk girls Lenin and Mao. She’s soon beguiled by them and the possibilities they open up. But the two have little time for a philosophical discussion of love: they need proof of it, and with their own savage logic the duo, calling themselves the Love Commando, hold up a supermarket as the novel climaxes in an unforgettable splatter-fest finale.

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Print status: Available
Author: César Aira
Translator: Nick Caistor
Original language: Spanish
Format: B-format paperback with flaps
Publication date: 6 April 2017
ISBN: 9781908276964
Ebook ISBN: 9781908276971
Availability: UK, Europe and Commonwealth (excl. Canada)
Number of pages: 112


Louis Amis
The Spectator

The Proof is an exceptionally good novella.'

Ian McMillan

‘A vivid rollercoaster of a book . . . superbly translated by Nick Caistor.’ Ian McMillan