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Needle in a Haystack, by Ernesto Mallo

Needle in a Haystack Translated by Jethro Soutar. Inspector Lascano lives in Buenos Aires in the 1970s, at the time of the military dictatorship. It was a terrible regime, first encountered by me in book form in Isabelle Allende’s marvellous … Continue reading

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No-one Loves a Policeman, by Guillermo Orsi

No-one Loves a Policeman No-One Loves a Policeman By Guillermo Orsi, translated from the (Argentinian) Spanish by Nick CaistorMacLehose Press (Quercus), May 2010.  Pablo Martelli, known as Gotán, is retired from the police force (“the National Shame”) in Buenos Aires, and … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Widows, by Claudia Pinerio

  Thursday Night Widows Translated by Miranda France  Thursday Night Widows is a remarkable novel.  Without taking any editorial or judgemental line on the characters it describes, it relates the story of some wealthy Argentinian families who live in an … Continue reading

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