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Shantytown

Author: César Aira; Chris Andrews
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Translations
Noir fiction
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: César Aira; Chris Andrews
ISBN: 9780811221580 081122158X 9780811219112 0811219119
OCLC Number: 829988854
Language Note: "Originally published in Spanish as La Villa by Emecã Editores S.A., Argentina in 2001; published in conjunction with the literary Agency Michael Gaeb/Berlin."
Notes: "A New Directions Paperbook Original."
Translated from the Spanish.
Description: 162 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Villa.
Responsibility: César Aira ; translated by Chris Andrews.

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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.

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