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The Resource Slum virgin, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Frances Riddle

Slum virgin, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Frances Riddle

Label
Slum virgin
Title
Slum virgin
Statement of responsibility
Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Frances Riddle
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The slums of Buenos Aires, the government, the mafia, the Virgin Mary, corrupt police officers, prostitutes, transvestites, thieves, drug dealers, cumbia music and debauchery all combine in this sweeping novel deemed to be a ?revelation for contemporary literature? and ?pure dynamite? (Andraes Neuman, author of Traveller of the Century & Talking to Ourselves, Pushkin Press). Slum Virgin tells the larger-than-life story of Cleopatra, a transvestite who renounces prostitution after the Virgin Mary appears before her. Following the divine messages she receives, Cleo takes charge of the shantytown she lives in, transforming it into a tiny utopia. Ambitious journalist Quity knows she?s found the story of the year when she hears about it, but her life is changed forever once she steps into the shantytown and finds herself irrevocably seduced by the captivating subject of her article. The densely-packed, fast-paced prose, which weaves together everyday speech, shantytown slang and classical references, pulls the reader into the story immediately. The author turns phrases with dexterity, refusing to whitewash the reality of the poor and downtrodden, and jumping deftly from tragedy to biting comedy in a way that has the reader laughing out loud
Member of
Has translation
Cataloging source
YDX
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1968-
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Cabezón Cámara, Gabriela
Dewey number
863/.7223
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.413.A3
LC item number
V5713 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Riddle, Frances
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  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Prostitutes
  • Squatter settlements
Label
Slum virgin, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Frances Riddle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1018077395
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781999722708
Lccn
2019393011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1018077395
Label
Slum virgin, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Frances Riddle
Publication
Copyright
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1018077395
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781999722708
Lccn
2019393011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1018077395

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