Shantytown

Shantytown

3.71 (780 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Translated by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 16-19 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

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."
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 130 x 180 x 15mm | 166g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811219119
  • 9780811219112
  • 363,903

Review quote

Dense, unpredictable confections delivered in a plain, stealthily lyrical style capable of accommodating his fondness for mixing metaphysics, realism, pulp fiction, and Dadaist incongruities. --Michael Greenberg"
show more

Rating details

780 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 20% (157)
4 43% (332)
3 27% (213)
2 8% (63)
1 2% (15)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X