Magazine article New Internationalist

Thursday Night Widows

Magazine article New Internationalist

Thursday Night Widows

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Thursday Night Widows by Claudia Pineiro translated from the Spanish by Miranda France (Bitter Lemon Press ISBN 9781904/38411)

Claudia Pineiro's stylish novel is set in the claustrophobic, neurotic world of the moneyed élite of Buenos Aires. Behind the walls of Cascade Heights, a gated community, the pampered few live out their lives, indulging in endless rounds of garden parties, card games, golf and tennis tournaments; while beyond their perimeter the economy is in meltdown and the excluded vast majority live in desperate poverty. However, I neither security guards nor fences can keep the 1 real world at bay and, when three bodies are found at the bottom of a swimming pool of El Tano Scaglia, one of the residences, a chain of events is set in motion that will rip apart the insularity and smug entitlement of this brittle community.

Nominally a thriller, Thursday Night Widows s less concerned with the 'whodunnit' aspects of plotting than with a psychological dissection of a social class obsessed with bickering and petty jealousies as the pillars of their world dissolve. …

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