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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 policeman who would use anyone including innocent kids to break a drug ring he believes is operating in the slum. By the author of An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2013]
ISBN: 9780811219112
Branch Call Number: Suspense F AIR
Additional Contributors: Andrews, Chris 1962-- Translator
Alternative Title: Shanty town


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willywaldo55 Mar 07, 2015

A friend gave me this short novel for my birthday.Unfortunately I left that copy in a Chicago conference hotel. So I borrowed another copy from the library. This title is as circular and dreamlike and mysterious as the Buenos Aires shantytown it describes. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but I couldn’t put it down. Thank you, Mel, for introducing me to a fascinating new writer.


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