"Neo-Noir, Violence, and Argentine Resort Towns" w/ Andrea G. Labinger

“Neo-Noir, Violence, and Argentine Resort Towns”

Translator Andrea G. Labinger (recipient of a PEN Heim award for Gesell Dome) and Kaija Straumanis (editor, Open Letter Books) discuss the Dashiell Hammett Award-winning novel Gesell Dome, a neo-noir set in an Argentine resort town during the off-season. When the tourists all leave, the city fills up with crime, corruption, and despair. Like True Detective meets CSI meets John Dos Passos, Gesell Dome is one of the most anticipated books of the fall—one that will appeal to thriller fans while also subverting some common narrative techniques.

The discussion will touch on topics such as how well this book travels to the United States, what advantages and difficulties there are to translating such a visceral book that also contains a strong literary bent, and what distinguished Latin American crime novels from the rest of the world, among others.

This event is free and open to the public.

When: Tuesday, September 27 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Where: The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander St, Rochester, New York 14607

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