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Andrews, Chris 1962-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 174 publications in 1 language and 12,197 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Noir fiction  Paranormal fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  Satire  Ghost stories  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PQ8098.12.O38, 863.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Andrews
Little indiscretions : a novel by Carmen Posadas( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When pastry chef Nestor Chaffino turns up dead at a party at the mansion of art dealer Ernesto Teldi, the party guests all become suspects in the crime when it turns out that Nestor was threatening to reveal some dark secrets
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1938. The Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo is in the hospital, afflicted with an undiagnosed illness, when his wife calls on an acquaintance of her friend Madame Reynaud: the Mesmerist Pierre Pain. Pain, a timid bachelor, is in love with the widow Reynaud, and agrees to help. But two mysterious Spanish men follow Pain and bribe him not to treat Vallejo, and Pain takes the money. Ravaged by guilt and anxiety, however, he does not intend to abandon his new patient
By night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the course of a single night, Father Sebastian Urrutia Lacroix, a Chilean priest who is a member of Opus Dei, a literary critic and a mediocre poet, relives some of the crucial events of his life. He believes he is dying, and in his feverish delirium various characters, both real and imaginary, appear to him as icy monsters, as if in sequences from a horror film. Among them are the great poet Pablo Neruda, the German novelist Ernst Junger, and General Augusto Pinochet - whom Father Lacroix instructs in Marxist doctrine - as well as various members of the Chilean intelligentsia whose lives, during a period of political turbulence, have touched his own."--Jacket
The skating rink by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When figure skater Nuria Marti is dropped from the Olympic team, a civil servant secretly uses public funds to build her a skating rink in the ruins of a seaside mansion, but Nuria has affairs and soon the rink becomes a crime scene
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour de force, "Amulet" is a highly charged first-person, semi-hallucinatory novel that embodies in one woman's voice the melancholy and violent recent history of Latin America
Nazi literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour de force of black humor, composed of short biographies of imaginary pan-American authors, providing sketch character portraits that are often pathetically funny, sometimes surprisingly moving, and on occasion, authentically chilling
Distant star by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The star in this hair-raising novel is Alberto Ruiz-Tagle, an Air Force pilot who exploits the 1973 coup in Chile to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry, a multimedia enterprise that symbolizes the darkness of Pinochet's regime
The musical brain : and other stories by César Aira( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty short stories features tales about oddballs, freaks, and crazy people
The secret of evil by Roberto Bolaño( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction gathers everything the author was working on before his death, including a story about a North American journalist receiving a mysterious call and a woman's recounting of the loss of her virginity
Immanuel's veins by Ted Dekker( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a dangerous tale of times past. A torrid love story full of deep seduction and bold sacrifice. Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover. Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter
Ghosts by César Aira( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ghosts revolves around an immigrant worker's family squatting on the haunted construction site of a luxury condominium building. All of the workmen and their wives and children see the ghosts, who literally hang around the place, but one teenage girl becomes the most curious. Her questions about the ghosts get so intense that her mother - in a chilling split-second - realizes her daughter's life hangs in the balance."
Varamo by César Aira( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Varamo concerns a day in the life of a hapless government employee. After being paid by the ministry in counterfeit money, our unfortunate bureaucrat, Varamo, wanders around all night, then sits down and writes the most celebrated masterwork of modern Central American poetry, The Song of the Virgin Boy. What is odd is that Varamo, at fifty years old, 'hadn't previously written one sole verse, nor had it ever occurred to him to write one.'"--P. [4] of cover
Ema, the captive by César Aira( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century Argentina, Ema, a delicate woman of indeterminate origins, is captured by soldiers and taken, along with her newborn babe, to live as a concubine in a crude fort on the very edges of civilization. The trip is appalling (deprivations and rapes prevail along the way), yet the real story commences once Ema arrives at the fort, where she takes on a succession of lovers among the soldiers and Indians, leading to a brave and grand entrepreneurial experiment. As is usual with Aira's work, the wonder of the book is in the details of customs, beauty, and language, and the curious, perplexing reality of human nature
An episode in the life of a landscape painter by César Aira( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief and dramatic visit to the pampas gives him the chance to fulfill his ambition but a strange episode that he cannot avoid absorbing savagely into his own body interrupts the trip and irreversibly marks him for life."--Jacket
Severina by Rodrigo Rey Rosa( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monotonous life of a male bookseller is shaken by a consummate female book thief named Severina. As though in an obsessive dream with blurred lines between the rational and irrational, the bookseller delves deeper and deeper into the mysterious circumstances that surround this woman and her relationship with her mentor whom she introduces as her grandfather. The seller hopes that somehow a list of the books she steals will help him to understand the enigma of her life
 
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Monsieur Pain
Alternative Names
Andrews, Chris letterkunde

Andrews, Christopher Stuart

Andrews Christopher Stuart‏ 1962-....

Languages
English (81)

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Monsieur PainBy night in ChileThe skating rinkAmuletNazi literature in the AmericasDistant starImmanuel's veinsGhosts