School For Patriots (Ebook)
Set during the time of the Falklands War - a shocking exposure of the moral degradation that contaminated institutions of Argentinian society
A school assistant in Buenos Aires' most prestigious state school, Maria Teresa Cornejo's job is to keep the students in line. Suspecting that some of them are smoking in the school toilets, Maria Teresa takes to spying on them urinate - an activity she gets pleasure from listening to. Found out by her supervisor Senor Biasutto, she is not fired but forced into sexual collusion with him.
In this society all appears fair and liberal but within there is brutal repression and the teachers including Señor Biasutto draw up black-lists of candidates for torture. As tense and uncompromising as a novel by Elfriede Jelinek, School for Patriots powerfully shows how in a dictatorship the political and the sexual interact.
A novel telling the true story of Nadia Comaneci, icon of a lost age
An extraordinary portrait of 1920s Buenos Aires, with the existential angst of Sartre's Nausea, the spiritual drama of Dostoyevsky's The Broth…
English translation debut of a major contemporary South American author
Juan Carlos Onetti
The Graham Greene of Uruguay… foreshadowing the work of Beckett and Camus
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
Montalban is a writer who is caustic about the powerful and tender towards the oppressed