The Golden Daughter is a 1957 novel written by obscure American author David Kreutzer. It follows a retired and aging Brazilian author, Eneko Gavarro, living out his last years in Buenos Aires while attempting to finish his last and most complicated novel, a personal project about his son's divorce and the death of his, Eneko's, late wife, Marcelina. Set in 1948, The Golden Daughter deals with the collapse of Gavarro's comfortable world of routine as shadowy forces within the city come into conflict with each other, destroying the serenity of Buenos Aires. Confused and alone, Gavarro struggles to finish his novel amidst the growing chaos as his life spirals out of control. Parallel to Gavarro's plot is a metaplot involving Kreutzer's actual struggle to finish The Golden Daughter itself while battling his addiction to heroin. Both plots suffer from multiple inconsistencies and none of Kreutzer's narrators, or Kreutzer himself, can be considered trustworthy.The subplot of Gavarro's pursuit by Alfonso Aureliano, an enigmatic flower-seller with a disturbing past and a disturbing amount of knowledge about Kreutzer and his books eventually comes to dominate the narrative, saturating the prose with a deep sense of paranoia. The idea that Kreutzer may be terrified of his own writing, along with Gavarro's faulty memory and the disjointed nature of the text, make The Golden Daughter a difficult book to penetrate.Famous as a cult horror novel, The Golden Daughter has been out of print since 1958, having experienced only a single print run due to poor sales. There are an estimated thousand copies left in existence, and few or none in active circulation.Don't forget.