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The Islands
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The Islands (Paperback)

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Buenos Aires, 1992. Hacker Felipe Felix is summoned to the vertiginous twin towers of magnate Fausto Tamerlan and charged with finding the witnesses to a very public crime. Rejecting the mission is not an option. After a decade spent immersed in drugs and virtual realities, trying to forget the freezing trench in which he passed the Falklands War, Felix is forced to confront the city around him - and realises to his shock that the war never really ended. A detective novel, a cyber-thriller, an inner-city road trip and a war memoir, The Islands is a hilarious, devastating and dizzyingly surreal account of a history that remains all too raw.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismFiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: And Other Stories Publication Date: 30/05/2012 ISBN-13: 9781908276087  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Carlos Gamerro, born in 1962, is one of the most highly regarded contemporary Argentine writers. He has written four novels, including The Islands and An Open Secret (Pushkin Press). He adapted The Islands for a major theatrical production in 2011. Gamerro, who was brought up bilingually in English and Spanish, has translated Shakespeare, Auden, and Harold Bloom, and lectures in 20th century literature in Buenos Aires. --------- Ian Barnett hails originally from the Wirral, and lived in Oxford, Paris, Barcelona and Managua before moving to Buenos Aires in 1991. Since then he has translated many of the River Plate's leading writers. He has already translated Caarlos Gamerro's An Open Secret.

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