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Mercedes Rosende

The Hand That Feeds You

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The Hand That Feeds You

Mercedes Rosende

Translated by Tim Gutteridge

  • Welcome to the mean streets of Montevideo, Uruguay, and the tale of a bungled heist told with excoriating humour. 
  • The sequel (but a stand-alone novel) to the much-lauded Crocodile Tears described by The Times as “marvellous mash-up of Anita Brookner and Quentin Tarantino”. 
  • A spirited and very funny thriller, but also a touching love letter to Montevideo, viscerally exposed in light and darkness, and a tribute to the ingenuity and spirit of women which can hardly be countered, especially not by men. 
  • The story of inept males failing miserably at even the simplest criminal tasks is familiar to Cohen Brother fans. Those who loved Burn After Reading and Fargo will rejoice when reading the Ursula Lopez thrillers.

The attempted robbery of the armoured car in the back streets of Montevideo is a miserable failure. A lucky break for the intrepid Ursula Lopez who manages to snatch all the loot, more hindered than helped by her faint-hearted and reluctant companion Diego. Only now, the wannabe robbers are hot on her heels. As is the police. And Ursula's sister. But Ursula turns out to be enormously talented when it comes to criminal undertakings, and given the hilarious ineptitude of those in pursuit, she might just pull it off. She is an irresistible heroine. A murderess with a sense of humour, a lovable criminal with an edge and she is practically invisible to the men who dominate the deeply macho society of Uruguay.

 

 

Book Information

Release Dates:
23-February-23 (UK) | 21-March-23 (US)
Pages:
272
ISBN:
9781913394745