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Shantytown

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At last, a noir novel from the Argentine master of suspense and surprisesMaxi, 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... no matter how serious the subject matter, and despite Aira's "fascination with urban violence and the sinister underside of Latin American politics" (The Millions), Shantytown, like all of Aira's mesmerizing work, is filled with wonder and mad invention.


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Publisher: New Directions

Kindle Book

  • Release date: July 30, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780811221580
  • File size: 538 KB
  • Release date: July 30, 2015

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780811221580
  • File size: 538 KB
  • Release date: July 30, 2015

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Kindle Book
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subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

At last, a noir novel from the Argentine master of suspense and surprisesMaxi, 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... no matter how serious the subject matter, and despite Aira's "fascination with urban violence and the sinister underside of Latin American politics" (The Millions), Shantytown, like all of Aira's mesmerizing work, is filled with wonder and mad invention.


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