Like the traditional seder, Sergio Chejfec’s novel, Lenta biografia, culminates with the story of the kid. 1 Had gadya, had gadya, one kid, just one little kid: these words, the refrain of the popular Passover ditty, do not appear in the slow biography, yet they modulate the text. They conform a thematics and an aesthetics that are at once Jewish, Latin American, and postcolonial.