SULTRY MOON by Mempo Giardinelli

SULTRY MOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This marvelous novel, its Argentine author's fourth, won the 1983 Mexican National Book Award. It's a tense, resonant story of a 30ish intellectual, Ramiro Bernadez, whose hopeful return home is destroyed by his impulsive commission of rape, then murder, and his inability--implicitly compared to that of Argentina's ruling elite--to take responsibility for, or even acknowledge, his actions. A beautifully controlled small masterpiece, filled with echoes of both Camus's L'Etranger and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0935480927
Page count: 116pp
Publisher: Latin American Literary Review