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Shantytown
by Cesar Aira and Chris Andrews


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780811219112
  • ISBN-10: 0811219119
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Page Count: 162
  • Dimensions: 7.08 x 5.05 x 0.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.34 pounds


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