1965 - Pantheon , New York - First Edition, first printing
A bright copy of Cortazar’s first published novel, and his first to be published in English language.
Translated from the Spanish by Elaine Kerrigan.
The winners of a state-run lottery, a cross-section of Buenos Aires citizens who one as a prize a vacation ‘mystery cruise’, wait expectantly in a café for their summons to the ship. Once aboard, they find the ship finely appointed, but mysterious in more ways than they anticipate.