Publication Date: 06/06/2013 ISBN: 9781908524089 Category:

A Crack in the Wall

Claudia Pineiro

Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Publication Date: 06/06/2013 ISBN: 9781908524089 Category:
Paperback / Softback




Pablo Simo’s life is a mess. His career as an architect is at a dead-end; reduced to designing soulless office buildings desecrating the heart of Buenos Aires. His marriage seems to be one endless argument with his wife over the theatrics of their rebellious teenage daughter. Everything changes with the unexpected appearance of Leonor, a beautiful young woman living in the apartment of Nelso Jara, a blackmailer murdered and buried in the foundations of a building finished twenty years before. Pineiro once again demonstrates her capacity to reveal the things hidden behind the facades of our existence; human relationships based on habit and cowardice, rather than love; on excessive ambition and personal gain, rather than morality.

Publisher Review

Praise for previous novels by Claudia Pineiro: "Thursday Night Widows is a gripping story. The dystopia portrayed is an indictment not solely of an assassin but of Argentina's class structure and the willful blindness of its petty bourgeoisie." Times Literary Supplement "If you read only one crime book in translation this year, make All Yours the one, a book that grabs you from the start and whips along at pace. It screams out to become a film." CrimeTime

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