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Shantytown

(2013)
A Novella by

 
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... 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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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shantytown
Author(s): Cesar Aira
ISBN: 0-8112-1911-9 / 978-0-8112-1911-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shantytown
Author(s): Cesar Aira
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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