Mapuche

Caryl Ferey (Author)
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Description

A Mapuche woman in Buenos Aires tries to solve a friend's murder in this Prix Landerneau-winning crime novel by the acclaimed French author of Zulu.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jana is a Mapuche, one of those indigenous "people of the earth" who were dispossessed when the Argentinean constitution turned them into outlaws overnight. A survivor of the Dirty War, Jana is now sculptor of a rare talent. But to make ends meet, she must also prostitute herself down at the docks. Her best friend, Miguel, a.k.a. Paula, is a transvestite who also works the docks. Jana and Miguel are connected, as if by a blood bond--so when Miguel disappears, it shatters Jana's fragile world. Then the body of a transvestite is found emasculated at an abandoned port, La Boca. Jana turns to private investigator Rubén Calderón for help and protection. After serving time following the coup d'état of March 24, 1976, Calderón has been searching for any trace of los desaparecidos--the disappeared--and their odious tormentors.
Together, Jana and Rubén will plunge into the corrupt heart of the Argentinean political system on a hunt for a vicious murderer.

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Europa Editions
Publish Date
July 02, 2013
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.4 X 8.2 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781609451202

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About the Author

Caryl F'rey's novel Utu won the Sang d'Encre, Michael Lebrun, and SNCF Crime Fiction Prizes. Zulu, his first novel to be published in English, was the winner of the Nouvel Obs Crime Fiction and Quais du Polar Readers Prizes. In 2008, it was awarded the French Grand Prix for Best Crime Novel. He lives in France.

Reviews

Praise for "ZULU"

"Ferey's nightmarish vision of South African crime creates a whole new kind of hell." -- Mostly Fiction

"A horrifying, eye-opening thriller." -- Kirkus Review

"Powerful and unflinching in its portrayal of evil both mindless and calculating." -- Publishers Weekly

"This impressive and distinctive novel is a different angle on the South African crime story." -- International Noir
Praise for "ZULU"
"FErey's nightmarish vision of South African crime creates a whole new kind of hell." -- Mostly Fiction
"A horrifying, eye-opening thriller." -- Kirkus Review
"Powerful and unflinching in its portrayal of evil both mindless and calculating." -- Publishers Weekly
"This impressive and distinctive novel is a different angle on the South African crime story." -- International Noir
Praise for "ZULU"
"Ferey s nightmarish vision of South African crime creates a whole new kind of hell." Mostly Fiction
"A horrifying, eye-opening thriller." Kirkus Review
"Powerful and unflinching in its portrayal of evil both mindless and calculating." Publishers Weekly
"This impressive and distinctive novel is a different angle on the South African crime story." International Noir"
Praise for ZULU

"Ferey's nightmarish vision of South African crime creates a whole new kind of hell." -- Mostly Fiction

"A horrifying, eye-opening thriller." -- Kirkus Review

"Powerful and unflinching in its portrayal of evil both mindless and calculating." -- Publishers Weekly

"This impressive and distinctive novel is a different angle on the South African crime story." -- International Noir
Praise for ZULU

"F'rey's nightmarish vision of South African crime creates a whole new kind of hell." -- Mostly Fiction

"A horrifying, eye-opening thriller." -- Kirkus Review

"Powerful and unflinching in its portrayal of evil both mindless and calculating." -- Publishers Weekly

"This impressive and distinctive novel is a different angle on the South African crime story." -- International Noir