THE LAUGHTER OF THE IBIS
LA RISA DE LAS BANDURRIAS
Historically, Patagonia enjoys the curious prestige of being the territory of achievements. Going "to the South" is equivalent, even today, for many people, to move to a place where dreams come true. Even if one’s dream is the abolition of private property and for the neighbor it is strictly the opposite. In La risa de las bandurrias, Ariel Magnus gives an account of that universe of dreamlike gloating with the arrival in El Bolsón de Fernando, a Buenos Aires architect (or lawyer?) Who tries to leave behind a love disappointment. The region transforms for him into a reservoir of fantasies: possible Nazis, possible hippies, possible loves, possible artists, possible invasions. An authentic bag, magnified by endearing characters, in a novel that sustains its credibility from delirium and good prose.
"This book makes fun of everything and everyone. . . . In short, this book makes fun of all of us." —Eugenia Almeida