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Thursday Night Widows
by Claudia Pineiro

 Thursday Night Widows


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UK: Jul 2009 / US: Jan 2010

Three bodies lie at the bottom of a swimming pool in a gated country estate near Buenos Aires. It's Thursday night at the magnificent Scaglia house. Behind the locked gates, shielded from the crime, poverty and filth of the people on the streets, the Scaglias and their friends hide lives of infidelity, alcoholism, and abusive marriage. Claudia Piñeiro's novel eerily foreshadowed a criminal case that generated a scandal in the Argentine media. But this is more than a story about crime. The suspense is a by-product of Piñeiro's hand at crafting a psychological portrait of a professional class that lives beyond its means and leads secret lives of deadly stress and despair. It takes place during the post 9/11 economic melt-down in Argentina but it's a universal story that will resonate among credit-crunched readers of today.
Production is expected in 2009 of the film of Thursday Night Widows, by Argentine new wave and award winning director Marcelo Piñeyro.

Author Information
Claudia Pineiro was a journalist and playwright but is now fully dedicated to fiction. She is Argentina's bestselling crime writer.

The Translator
Miranda France wrote "Bad Times in Buenos Aires",published in 1998, which met with great critical acclaim. She has translated all of Claudia Pineiro's novels that have appeared in English.

Praise for Thursday Night Widows
''An agile novel...a ruthless dissection of a fast decaying society.'' Josť Saramago

''A razor-sharp psychological and social portrait... '' Rosa Montero


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