Join us to celebrate the launch of The Islands by renowned Argentine author Carlos Gamerro. Free drinks. Book signing by Carlos Gamerro and translator Ian Barnett.
This cult favourite is being published in English for the first time, 30 years after the Falklands War. Carlos Gamerro will be appearing at the Hay Festival and further festivals and venues in June and August this year.
About the novel: Buenos Aires, 1992. Hacker Felipe Félix is summoned to the vertiginous twin towers of magnate Fausto Tamerlán and charged with finding the witnesses to a very public crime. Rejecting the mission is not an option. After a decade spent immersed in drugs and virtual realities, trying to forget the freezing trench in which he passed the Falklands War, Félix is forced to confront the city around him – and realises to his shock that the war never really ended. A detective novel, a cyber-thriller, an inner-city road trip and a war memoir, The Islands is a hilarious, devastating and dizzyingly surreal account of a history that remains all too raw.
Venue: Daunts bookshop (Chelsea branch). 158-164 Fulham Rd. London SW10 9PR Date/Time: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)
Register to attend this event HERE