Target in the Night

Ricardo Piglia

NOVEL. ANAGRAMA, 2010. 304 PAGES.

INTERNATIONAL ROMULO GALLEGOS NOVEL PRIZE 2011

NATIONAL CRITICS PRIZE 2011

THE BEST NOVEL IN SPANISH OF THE YEAR 2010, CHOSEN BY 55 CRITICS AND JOURNALISTS OF EL PAÍS.

A passionate thriller in which the madness of the detective, a retired police captain, is integral to his solving mysteries. An intense and tragic family history, with echoes of King Lear, set in a small town in the Argentinean Pampas. The return of Emilio Renzi, one of the greatest characters in recent Argentinean literature, who in his maturity recalls, with a certain skeptical nostalgia, his past adventures. A profound reflection on power and justice. An exceptional novel.

"How would you describe the novel Target in the Night to readers who are not yet familiar with it?
-Toni Durán, a Puerto Rican who lives in New York, arrives in a small town in Buenos Aires Province where he is subsequently murdered. Emilio Renzi, a journalist from a Buenos Aires newspaper, is sent to the remote area to cover the story. The investigation uncovers a series of hidden tales. As in other books I have written, the mystery is a pretext for the telling of a personal story."  (
Ricardo Piglia)   

     

   

«Piglia demonstrates perfect mastery of his art. Nothing is there just for the sake of it.»
EL PAÍS

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