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This story doesn’t have the same kind of humor that Diaz’ older stories posses.

Indeed, many of his more recent stories seems sadder, more world-weary.

He takes out another pill and then it’s time for breakfast. The driver speaks no English and it sure looks like he is heading in the wrong direction. Ricardo is a young unshaven Italian man; Luisa is glamorously white-haired and dressed in white linen; Vittorio is a cartoon villain with streaks of white at his temples; and a short rose-gold gnome from Finland who asks to be called Harry. And then there is Fosters Lancett a past winner full of false modesty.

He is in a fog and the first few pages are an amusing comedy of him possibly going the wrong way. The other finalists do not arrive until late the following day The finalists were chosen by an elderly committee but the final jury is made up of 12 high school students –presumably the same students who saw him swimming last night. Luisa tells Arthur she read his book and it made her think “of Joyce in space.” The next couple of days are whirlwind full of interviews and lunches. Less is unused to the attention since he is below the radar in America.

He barely makes his local flight (and is shocked to see ashtrays in the airplane seats–charming or frightening? He is baffled by the interviewer who says “I am sorry I need the interpreter, I cannot understand your American accent.” He fears that the journalists are disappointed by him.

The ceremony begins and he imagines that he has been not mistranslated but super-translated that the award should go to his translator: she worked his mediocre English into breathtaking Italian.