Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala in 1971. He has written fourteen books of fiction in Spanish. The Polish Boxer, his first book to appear in English, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. He currently lives in Nebraska.
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean You were a grape. In the beginning, Leo, during my wakeful nights, you were a grape. That’s how I imagined you because that’s how the first doctor described you at the first . . .