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Title Buenos Aires noir / edited by Ernesto Mallo ; translated by John Washington & M. Cristina Lambert.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2017]
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 Nichols Adult Fiction  F NOIR    AVAILABLE
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Description 219 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Series Akashic noir series.
Summary Buenos Aires: city of contrasts, contradictions; always on the edge of chaos; in love with its own disorder despite the crude, transitory violence, the lack of law and order, the ubiquitously hurled insult, the thunderous boom of traffic, and honking, hurled curses. Its inhabitants love/hate the city. In the language of the port-dwellers, irony is currency. The multimillionaires of Puerto Madero deal in this irony with as fluently as the workers in the "misery cities," which is what we call the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. This shared language comes from the mansions and the shanties that are built side by side, separate by nothing but a single street or railroad track--contradiction within eyesight. In the stories that make up this volume we glimpse what Buenos Aires really is: distinctive points of view, as well as the narrative potential of a city that has reinvented itself many times over. This collection highlights the relations between the social and economic classes--from their tensions, from their cruelties, and also from their love. Deep inside, inhabitants of Buenos Aires live this contradiction.
Contents Part I. How to get away with... The dead wife / Inés Garland -- Crochet / Inés Fernández Moreno -- Ex Officio / Ariel Magnus -- Fury of the worm / Alejandro Parisi -- Part II: Crimes? or Misdemeanors? A face in the crowd / Pablo De Santis -- Orange is a pretty color / Verónica Abdala -- Chameleon and the lions / Alejandro Soifer -- Part III: Imperfect crimes. The golden eleventh / Gabriela Cabezón Cámara -- Eternal love / Ernesto Mallo -- You've spoken my name / Enzo Maqueira -- Three rooms and a patio / Elsa Osorio -- Part IV. Revenge. The excluded / Leandro Ávalos Blacha -- Death and the crime / Claudia Píneiro -- Feel the burn / María Inés Krimer.
Subject Noir fiction, Argentine -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories, Argentine -- Fiction.
Argentine fiction -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires -- Fiction.
Short stories, Argentine -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Genre Short stories.
Added Author Mallo, Ernesto, 1948- author, editor.
Washington, John (Translator), translator.
Lambert, M. Cristina, translator.
ISBN 9781617755224
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