You were asking me where I was from in Brazil. What was my name again? I managed to return to Earth and say in a ... Vogelstein, Borges! The one who wrote the letters, the stories, ... Not them, Borges, me! Not the rich philistines.
Author: Luis Fernando Verissimo
Publisher: Random House
Vogelstein is a loner who has always lived among books. Suddenly, fate grabs hold of his insignificant life and carries him off to Buenos Aires, to a conference on Edgar Allan Poe, the inventor of the modern detective story. There Vogelstein meets his idol, Jorge Luis Borges, and for reasons that a mere passion for literature cannot explain, he finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation that involves arcane demons, the mysteries of the Kabbala, the possible destruction of the world, and the Elizabethan magus John Dee's 'Eternal Orang-utan', which would end up by writing all the known books in the cosmos.