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12.99 Shantytown

At last, a noir novel from the Argentine master of suspense and surprises Maxi, a middle-class, directionless ox of a young man who helps the trash pickers of Buenos Aires’s shantytown, attracts the attention of a corrupt, trigger-happy policeman who will use anyone — including two innocent teenage girls — to break a drug ring that he believes is operating within the slum. A strange new drug, a brightly lit carousel of a slum, the kindness of strangers, gunplay...… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

As always from Aira, it is a highly imaginative and enthralling work.

His characters are as real — and as flawed — as we are, and they account for many of the tremendous pleasures Shantytown has to offer.

There are no easy truths here, no pat judgments about good and evil. Instead, with a few final acts of narrative sleight of hand (and some odd soliloquies) the reader is left at once dazzled and unsettled.

Book Details  

Publisher: New Directions (November 13, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 128 pages

File size: 524 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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