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Shantytown

by: Cesar Aira

Publisher: New Directions (2002)

$14.95

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Crooked cops, politicians, naive youngsters, slum dwellers, drug dealers and evangelicals collide in what is really a lovely little meditation on life in Latin American cities today. This book is like a meandering stroll through an unknown neighborhood with Aira as a guide signalling the obvious and not-so-obvious placemarkers along the way.