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Author Saer, Juan José, 1937-2005.

Title Scars / Juan José Saer ; translated from the Spanish by Steve Dolph.

Imprint Rochester, NY : Open Letter, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC SAER,J    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 278 p. ; 22 cm.
Note "Originally published in Spanish as Cicatrices [Buenos Aires : Editorial Sudamericana, 1969]"--T.p. verso.
Summary "Juan José Saer's Scars explores a crime committed by Luis Fiore, a thirty-nine-year-old laborer who shot his wife twice in the face with a shotgun; or, rather, it explores the circumstances of four characters who have some connection to the crime: a young reporter, Ángel, who lives with his mother and works the courthouse beat; a dissolute attorney who clings to life only for his nightly baccarat game; a misanthropic and dwindling judge who's creating a superfluous translation of The Picture of Dorian Gray; and, finally, Luis Fiore himself, who, on May Day, went duck hunting with his wife, daughter, and a bottle of gin."--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Argentina -- Social conditions -- 1945-1983 -- Fiction.
Added Author Dolph, Steve.
Added Title Cicatrices. English
ISBN 9781934824221 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1934824224 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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