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Question: What older book have you recently discovered for the first time?

Where There's Love, There's Hate, which Melville House released in its first English translation in May. Written collaboratively by the husband and wife duo of Adolfo Bioy Casares and the hugely underrated Silvina Ocampo, published in Spanish in 1946, the novel is a parody of a detective story set at a beach-side hotel, and one of the most charming, purely enjoyable books I've ever read. Part of the pleasure, for me at least, is in imagining the authors trading off pages and cracking each other up; there's joy in the storytelling that feels like a window into the best parts of their marriage. (One assumes the "hate" parts got excised in edits.)

Pasha Malla is the author of People Park.

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