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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

Author(s): Budd Schulberg

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th century

Budd Schulberg’s celebrated novel of the prize ring has lost none of its power since its first publication more than fifty years ago. Crowded with unforgettable characters, it is a relentless expose of the fight racket. A modern Samson...

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What the Nights Tells the Day

What the Nights Tells the Day

Author(s): Hector Bianciotti

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction

Era(s): 20th century

Compared to Conrad, Nabokov, and Beckett by Octavio Paz, Argentine-born Hector Bianciotti is one of the leading literary figures in his adopted homeland of France. What the Night Tells the Day, his first novel to be translated into English,...

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The Seven Madmen

The Seven Madmen

Author(s): Roberto Arlt

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1920s

Remo Erdosain’s Buenos Aires is a dim, seething, paranoid hive of hustlers and whores, scoundrels and madmen, and Erdosain feels his soul is as polluted as anything in this dingy city. Possessed by the directionlessness of the society around...

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The Story of the Night

The Story of the Night

Author(s): Colm Tóibín

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

Richard Garay lives alone with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from those around him. Stifled by a job he despises, he finds himself willing to take considerable risks. Set in Argentina in a time of great...

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Cartwheel

Cartwheel

Author(s): Jennifer DuBois

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Written with the riveting storytelling of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold...

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Hopscotch

Hopscotch

Author(s): Julio Cortázar

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s

The story of two young writers whose lives are playing themselves out in Buenos Aires and Paris to the sounds of jazz and brilliant talk, Hopscotch, written in 1963, was the first hypertext novel. Anticipating the age of the...

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The Disappeared

The Disappeared

Author(s): Gloria Whelan

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s

Silvia’s brother, Eduardo, has Disappeared, and she won’t stop fighting until she finds him. Norberto, the general’s son, is just foolish enough to help. He’ll fall in love with her, and then he’ll ask his father to set Eduardo...

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Show No Mercy

Show No Mercy

Author(s): Cindy Gerard

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Leaving the CIA to take a job with Black Ops, Inc., a private security and intelligence firm specializing in jobs the military and CIA will not touch, Gabriel Jones becomes involved with American journalist Jenna McMillan when she accidentally...

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Three Musketeers

Three Musketeers

Author(s): Marcelo Birmajer

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

Elias Traum, a former Argentinean currently residing in Israel, returns to Buenos Aires after twenty years of absence to mourn his two friends- two fellow Jews who together with him once comprised “”the three musketeers.”” These young men signed...

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Thursday Night Widows

Thursday Night Widows

Author(s): Claudio Pinero

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Three bodies lie at the bottom of a pool in a gated community near Buenos Aires. It’s Thursday night and, oblivious to their presence, Mrs Scaglia is strolling through the pool area gathering wine glasses left from her husband’s...

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