Mario Bellatin (Mexico,1960) has already gained a status as one of the greatest living Mexican writers. His books, intricate, compelling, and absolutely unique, have been translated into more than 15 languages. Bellatin has been called “controversial”, “a cult writer”, and an “eccentric public figure”—no matter what, both he and his books have become emblems of today’s best, and most forward-looking, Latin American literature. He offers a new way of telling a story, forcing the reader to find also a new way of reading. His books, filled with enigmatic women, dogs, and both fiscally and emotionally disabled men, are, truly, like nothing that has been read before.