An English original story by João Reis, notable Portuguese translator and author, this neurotic narrator lays in his hospital bed, recounting the series of misfortune that led him there.
“A magnificent novella about miscommunication, bad decisions, and the anguish of an answered text. Told in deft and circuitous sentences, Reis flourishes in philosophical humor and the everyday, an obvious master of mixing the mundane with the profound. A perfect gem of a short novel."
—Mark Haber, author of Reinhardt's Garden and Saint Sebastian's Abyss