Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama (Narrativas Hispánicas), 2013. First Edition. Paperback. 289p., wrps. New. Item #48157
In "El camino de Ida", Emilio Renzi arrived at the campus of a prestigious university in New Jersey to give a seminar at the invitation of the director of the department, the beautiful and belligerent Ida Brown. Small incidents and strange misunderstandings culminate with the tragic death of Professor Brown in an inexplicable accident. That includes a disturbing detail: Ida's hand was burned, which seems to connect her with a series of attacks against figures of the academic world. When the person responsible for the attacks is finally discovered, the astonishment is enormous: it's Thomas Munk, a mathematics professor at Berkeley and author of a radical manifesto on technological capitalism. Renzi reconstructs Munk's past and travels to California to interview him in jail.