The Life & Memoirs of Doctor Pi
& Other Stories
translated from the Spanish by Emily Toder
Doctor Pi—a sleuth without a crime. A flâneur on official business. Organizer of unknowable expeditions, lover of brunettes. Doctor Pi, with his frock coat, top hat, and uncommon blend of elation and discretion, is difficult to describe and impossible not to pursue. We follow him through a familiar and impossible world, whose logic—equal parts comedy, poetry, and absurdity—is a puzzle only Doctor Pi can solve. The Life and Memoirs of Doctor Pi and Other Stories
marks the first translation of Edgar Bayley’s work into English, an accomplishment long overdue. Bayley’s stories suspend your disbelief and offer in exchange an inimitable creation: its dimensions human, its intrigue transcendent.
ISBN 978156656-837-1 • paperback • $13 • Fall 2010
cover art © 2010 Daniella Brahms
excerpt in Route 9