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Like Flies from Afar

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
Luis Machi has had enemies for a long time: after all, he's built his success on dirty deals - not to mention his cooperation with the military junta's coup years ago, or his love life, a web of infidelities. What's new is the corpse in the boot of his car. A body with its face blown off, detained by a pair of furry pink handcuffs that Machi knows well . . .

Someone is trying to set him up, but the number of suspects is incalculable. Machi is stuck dredging his guilty past for clues and trying to dispose of the mystery corpse. But time is just another enemy and it's running out fast.

Like Flies from Afar is a wickedly dark and thrilling ride through the corruption and violence of Argentina, embodied by a single degenerate man and one very complicated day.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"K. Ferrari is one of the most important voices in the contemporary Argentine crime novel. His unique tone creates characters that are unforgettable--realistic and poetic all at once. Like Flies from Afar is yet another example of his literary mastery." - Claudia Piñeiro

"This novel should come not with blurbs but with a hazardous-material warning: There's bone and gristle here, be ready for that taste in your mouth you can't spit out. First words to last, it's strong stuff." - James Sallis

"Not only is Like Flies from Afar a tough, perfectly constructed novel, it was written with the understanding that the noir is the new protest novel of the twenty-first century." - Paco Ignacio Taibo II

"An existential mystery, in which corruption emerges from the inside and the most pressing dangers are those we bring upon ourselves . . . Even as we shudder at the violence, we cannot help but appreciate the ironies . . . What happens when your world blows up, when everything you thought you could count on is revealed to be a reverie? It's a question a lot of us are asking in the surreal, occluded moment we have come to occupy." - David L Ulin


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Hardback Editions

March 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Like Flies from Afar: A Novel
Author(s): K Ferrari
ISBN: 0-374-23994-0 / 978-0-374-23994-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Like Flies from Afar: A Novel
Author(s): K Ferrari
ISBN: 1-250-78584-7 / 978-1-250-78584-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Like Flies from Afar
Author(s): K Ferrari
ISBN: 1-78689-696-6 / 978-1-78689-696-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Like Flies From Afar
Author(s): K Ferrari
ISBN: 0-655-65995-1 / 978-0-655-65995-2
Publisher: Bolinda/Canongate audio
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Like Flies from Afar
Author(s): K Ferrari
ISBN: 0-655-65994-3 / 978-0-655-65994-5
Publisher: Bolinda/Canongate audio
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Like Flies from Afar
Author(s): K Ferrari, Adrian Nathan West - translator
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Like Flies from Afar
Author(s): K Ferrari, Adrian Nathan West - translator
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Like Flies from Afar
Author(s): K Ferrari, Adrian Nathan West - translator
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Like Flies from Afar: A Novel
Author(s): K Ferrari, Adrian Nathan West
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Like Flies from Afar
Author(s): K Ferrari
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Like Flies from Afar: A Novel
Author(s): K Ferrari
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA