Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears


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"Fast, slick and acerbically funny: buckle up and enjoy the ride." Guardian

The setting: Montevideo’s Old Town, with its dark alleys, crumbling facades and watchful residents. The gig: an armoured truck robbery. The cast: Diego, a failed kidnapper with weak nerves, Ursula Lopez, an amateur criminal with an insatiable appetite, the Hobo, a notorious hoodlum with excessive self-confidence. Dr Antinucci, a shady lawyer with big plans. And finally, Leonilda Lima, a washed-out police inspector with a glimmer of faith in justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781913394431
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press, Ltd
Publication date: 02/23/2021
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 910,388
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mercedes Rosende was born in 1958 in Montevideo, Uruguay. She is a lawyer and a journalist when not writing fiction. She has won many prizes for her novels and short stories. In 2005 she won the Premio Municipal de Narrativa für ‘Demasiados Blues’, in 2008 the National Literature Prize for ‘La Muerte Tendrá tus Ojos’ and in 2019 the LiBeraturpreis in Germany for ‘Crocodile Tears’. She lives in Montevideo.

Tim Gutteridge is a Scottish literary translator based in Cadiz, Andalucia. His translation of 'Potosí' (Ander Izagirre) won a PEN Translates Award and was published by Zed Books as 'The Mountain that Eats Men'. He has translated a number of stage plays, including 'Bad Joke' and 'I.D.I.O.T.', both by Jordi Casanovas, 'The Swallow' by Guillem Clua, and 'Rukeli', a madcap musical tragedy set in Nazi Germany, by Carlos Contreras Elvira.

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