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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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Grouped Work ID 26c87bcd-553d-b10b-2583-d3b4533ae7bd
Grouping Title shantytown
Grouping Author aira césar
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-13 23:59:58PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-14 00:48:12AM

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auth_author2 Andrews, Chris, 1962-
author Aira, César, 1949-
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display_description 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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subject_facet Buenos Aires (Argentina) -- Fiction
title_display Shantytown
title_full Shantytown, Shantytown / César Aira ; Translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
title_short Shantytown
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