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The Saint Perpetuus Club of Buenos Aires

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Sewn signatures, printed on 125gsm acid-free paper, and bound by Atheneum Press in brown wibalin cloth stamped in gold, with a silk ribbon marker and head and tailbands.
300 copies.
(Out of print).

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Hidden away in the pages of an old copy of Lives of the Saints in a strange second-hand bookshop is a diary brimming with heresy and claims of super
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Hardcover, 233 pages
Published October 25th 2009 by Tartarus Press
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Nancy Oakes
Dec 24, 2014 added it
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oopsie - hit the post button before cutting to a shorter version. The longer one is actually here.

Set in Buenos Aires, Miguel Ibaňez spends his days working as a civil servant, "the lowest-rung bureaucrat" in the "most obscure" Ministry of Parks, Public Monuments and Green Areas. His boss, Gutierrez, has dumped a lose-lose assignment in his lap -- telling him that since he had been a student of "all that philosophy and shit at the University of Buenos Aires," maybe he could figure out how to k
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Sarah L. Covert
Mar 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like Strange Tales, Mysteries, or Thrillers – or eloquently written literature
Recommended to Sarah L. by: Tartarus Press
Shelves: she-never-slept
When I cracked open this book I was expecting great things. As usual, Tartarus Press never disappoints. What I found was far more than greatness – it is a captivating tale, full of twists and turns, that I could not put down. Eloquently written and well researched, I was taken with the imagery of Carlson’s fascinating novel. I have only experienced Buenos Aires through films and documentaries, but now I feel as if I have been there. I can clearly picture the city’s streets, subways, and building ...more
Jess M
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
A engaging and original novel, easily slipped into, put down with difficulty. An original plot device serves as an anchor for the reader. The rest of the story has an unpredictable but well constructed rhythm. I did encounter one or 2 “problems” within the work, but they are easily overlooked , or more precisely; overshadowed by the originality of the plot and the author’s skills of timing and humor
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May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely magnificient urban "horror" novel. Atmosphere reminiscent of "Our Lady of Darkness" by Fritz Leiber with traces of Gogol. Psychogeographers and urban topographers should like this book!
This one deserves a much bigger readership.
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