Shantytown

by César Aira

Paperback, 162 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $13.95 | purchase

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A middle-class, directionless ox of a young man who helps the trash pickers of Buenos Aires' shantytown attracts the attention of a corrupt policeman who would use anyone, including innocent kids, to break a drug ring he believes is operating in the slum. Translated by Chris Andrews.