Nespolo, Matias Seven Ways to Kill a Cat

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Seven Ways to Kill a Cat

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'There's seven ways to kill a cat. But when it comes down to it, there's only two ways. In a civilised fashion or like a fucking savage'.

In Buenos Aires, the economy has collapsed and people are protesting on the streets. But in the barrio, life goes on - the slums of the city are ruled by gangs, drugs and guns.

Gringo and Chueco are almost adults, and joining the gang warfare that governs their community seems inevitable. Chueco thinks he can join El Jetita's gang but remain his own man, Gringo knows this can't happen - you obey the leader or else. As the two get drawn ever deeper into the turf war between El Jetita and his rival Charly, Gringo sees an alternative way of life, and love, pass before his eyes. A few days ago he and Chueco were joking about killing cats; now he's fighting to save his skin.

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"Néspolo's novel bears comparison with such masters of description of life in the slums as Alexander Baron and Nelson Algren...an excellent adventure story that also documents urban poverty and violence, with faultless dialogue and at breathtaking pace" (Michael Euade Independent)

"First-rate... 7 Ways to Kill a Cat is a debut pervaded by a grim rather than magic realism, and the better for it" (Andrew Rosenheim Times Literary Supplement)

"a startlingly strong debut... Tarantino-style fast editing, black humour and sicko-hilarious gun-toting slapstick... A brilliant debut" (Chris Moss Time Out)

" A story as forceful as a bullet. It leaves you breathless. High voltage literature." ( El Mundo)

" A brilliant debut" (Javier Cercas)

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A brilliant first novel from Argentina taking you right into the streets and slums of Buenos Aires as one young man fights for his life.

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