Crocodile Tears

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Bitter Lemon Press
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5.0 X 7.7 X 0.9 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author
Mercedes Rosende was born in 1958 in Montevideo, Uruguay. She is a lawyer and a journalist when not writing fiction. She has won many prizes for her novels and short stories. In 2005 she won the Premio Municipal de Narrativa für 'Demasiados Blues', in 2008 the National Literature Prize for 'La Muerte Tendrá tus Ojos' and in 2019 the LiBeraturpreis in Germany for 'Crocodile Tears', the first in this series. Shelives in Ortigueira, Spain.
Tim Gutteridge is a Scottish literary translator based in Cadiz, Andalucia. His translation of 'Potosí' (Ander Izagirre) won a PEN Translates Award and was published by Zed Books as 'The Mountain that Eats Men'. He has translated a number of stage plays, including 'Bad Joke' and 'I.D.I.O.T.', both by Jordi Casanovas, 'The Swallow' by Guillem Clua, and 'Rukeli', a madcap musical tragedy set in Nazi Germany, by Carlos Contreras Elvira.

"Rosende, an experienced lawyer, writes with a laconic style, switching playfully between narrators, rhythms and tones. An author to relish." -Frankfurter Allgemeine

"Two genres merged seamlessly: the gangster saga and the psycho thriller, all spiced with black humour." -- Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

"A new genre has emerged: the 'never underestimate the women' novel." - Kaliber 38

"Nothing is as it seems in the novel, the good are not so good, and the bad are not so bad; the guilty and innocent do not coincide with the true ones, and in the meantime, the Vivaldi Miserere plays on to atone for all the faults, ours and those of others." --Granizo

" Barrio by barrio, street by street, in the Ciudad Vieja, the port, the Rambla, in the rich and less salubrious areas, a vision of Uruguay less idyllic than what we are usually sold." -- Trappiche