The first English translation of a major Argentine literary figure. With an uncommon blend of elation and discretion, The Life and Memoirs of Doctor Pi takes readers on a journey of mysterious encounters, unspoken agreements, of?cial-esque errands, and romantic escapades. Doctor Pi is an unflappable, perfectly human superhero--charismatic, artful, and with an understated swagger, master of his familiar yet impossible world. With its uncanny trust that language can capture that world in all its strangeness, The Life and Memoirs of Doctor Pi is delightful, mischievous, captivating in its suggestions of deeper literary and cultural intrigues. In the life of Doctor Pi, the familiar is rendered strange, but recognizable; the anticipated act is always ful?lled, but never as expected; and though consequences do ensue, they are never foreseeable, nor repeatable, and usually not very reasonable, either. To read Doctor Pi is to set forth on an expedition like no other--impossible to turn back from, impossible not to lose oneself in.