Review of I'll Sell You a Dog by Juan Pablo Villalobos, trans. Rosalind Harvey
A narrator who insists he is not writing the novel in your hands. A character who vehemently objects to being a character, at least in this – “really cheesy” – novel. And a troop of literary “salonists” – die-hard book-clubbers with a penchant for overanalyzing – who stray from discussions of Proust into vain attempts at extracting meaning from the very pages in which they appear as characters.