Raymond Papst is a middle-aged, Harvard-educated physician living the life of luxury provided by his wife's family until he gives up everything to pursue the fifteen-year-old tennis star Sophie Mass. In this boundary-testing novel, suggestive of sentimentalism, notable author Antonio Skármeta depicts the human hunger for endless youth and perfect love.
"Translation of Chilean author's Match ball, a Lolita-esque story of a middle-aged man's obsession with a teenage tennis star. Told in first person, novel's black humor is set among the European upper classes, with cosmopolitan, especially German and Spanish, cultural references. Competent translation by Tittler. Back-cover notes; no other locating material"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.http://www.loc.gov/hlas/