Buenos Aires Noir by Ernesto Mallo

Buenos Aires Noir

byErnesto Mallo

Kobo ebook | March 1, 2019

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Short stories featuring “crimes of passion, politics, and perversity,” set in this tumultuous South American city (Publishers Weekly).
 
It is a city of contradictions and chaos; crude, transitory violence, the lack of law and order, the ubiquitously hurled insult, the thunderous boom of traffic, and honking curses. Its inhabitants love the city and hate it—from the multimillionaires of Puerto Madero to the workers in the “misery cities,” the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Often the mansions are separated from the shanties by nothing but a single street or railroad track.
 
These short stories of crime and corruption from a lineup of excellent authors highlights the relations between the social and economic classes—their tensions, their cruelties, and also their love—in a city that has reinvented itself many times over.
 
Brand-new stories by Inés Garland, Inés Fernández Moreno, Ariel Magnus, Alejandro Parisi, Pablo De Santis, Verónica Abdala, Alejandro Soifer, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Ernesto Mallo, Enzo Maqueira, Elsa Osorio, Leandro Ávalos Blacha, Claudia Piñeiro, and María Inés Krimer.
 
“As editor Mallo says, Buenos Aires is a city ‘in love with its own disorder’ . . . . Murder most foul, the star attraction of almost any good noir, makes several appearances here . . . .Mallo’s well-balanced collection gives readers a glimpse of both the geography of Buenos Aires and its heart.” —Kirkus Reviews

Title:Buenos Aires NoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 1, 2019Publisher:Akashic Books (Ignition)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1617756083

ISBN - 13:9781617756085

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Short stories featuring “crimes of passion, politics, and perversity,” set in this tumultuous South American city (Publishers Weekly).It is a city of contradictions and chaos; crude, transitory violence, the lack of law and order, the ubiquitously hurled insult, the thunderous boom of traffic, and honking curses. Its inhabitants love the city and hate it—from the multimillionaires of Puerto Madero to the workers in the “misery cities,” the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Often the mansions are separated from the shanties by nothing but a single street or railroad track.These short stories of crime and corruption from a lineup of excellent authors highlights the relations between the social and economic classes—their tensions, their cruelties, and also their love—in a city that has reinvented itself many times over.Brand-new stories by Inés Garland, Inés Fernández Moreno, Ariel Magnus, Alejandro Parisi, Pablo De Santis, Verónica Abdala, Alejandro Soifer, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Ernesto Mallo, Enzo Maqueira, Elsa Osorio, Leandro Ávalos Blacha, Claudia Piñeiro, and María Inés Krimer.“As editor Mallo says, Buenos Aires is a city ‘in love with its own disorder’ . . . . Murder most foul, the star attraction of almost any good noir, makes several appearances here . . . .Mallo’s well-balanced collection gives readers a glimpse of both the geography of Buenos Aires and its heart.” —Kirkus Reviews