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Labinger, Andrea G.

Works: 21 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 7,339 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  History  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Dystopias  Science fiction  Domestic fiction  Novels 
Roles: Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PQ7390.C52, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrea G Labinger
An empty house by Carlos Cerda( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Empty House depicts the dissolution of an upper-middle-class family against a chilling background of exile, return, and discovery. The stark and moving narrative suggests the enormity of the horrors perpetrated in Chile over the last decades, horrors that resonate through the culture to this day. Cecilia and Manuel accept her father's gift of a house, in hope of repairing their unraveling marriage along with the badly scarred building. Instead, the couple's efforts expose the horrifying truth about the building - and reveal the subtle strands of complicity, responsibility, and indifference that bind them to each other, their country, and its dark past."--Jacket
The rainforest = La selva by Alicia Steimberg( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a novel as fragmented and verdant as memory itself, Argentine author Steimberg (Call Me Magdalena) creates a troubled Argentine writer, a widow in her late 50s who seeks comfort and recovery at a convalescent spa in the lush Brazilian rain forest. Cecilia examines her relationships with three men: her deceased second husband, Dardo; Federico, the violent drug-addicted son she has cut out of her life; and Steve, a biologist from Los Angeles with whom she falls in love
The weight of temptation by Ana María Shua( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dystopian fantasy, political parable, morality tale-however one reads it, this novel is first and foremost pure Ana María Shua, a work of fiction like no other and a dark pleasure to read. Shua, an Argentinian writer widely celebrated throughout Latin America, frames her complex drama in deceptively simple, straightforward prose. The story takes place at a fat farm called The Reeds, a nightmare world that might not exist but certainly could. The last resort of the overweight wealthy (or sponsored), The Reeds subjects its "campers" to extreme measures-particularly the regimented system of publi
The island of eternal love by Daína Chaviano( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Island of Eternal Love is an historical family saga with many plot lines and an atmosphere charged with mystery. -- P. [4] of cover
Call me Magdalena by Alicia Steimberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The granddaughter of Russian Jews who emigrated to Argentina, and the daughter of parents indifferent to Judaism who embrace Argentine society, a young Argentine woman is in a cultural limbo, caught between one world she cannot forget and another she wants to embrace in this 1992 Planeta Prize-winning novel
To die in Berlin by Carlos Cerda( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An émigré community can be as totalitarian as the homeland one fled, Chilean refugees discover in East Berlin. The action centers on the community's dictator, a man who can obtain or deny an exit visa for a woman seeking to move to Mexico
Clara : thirteen short stories and a novel by Luisa Valenzuela( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clara is a free spirited young woman, a prostitute in Buenos Aires. She is full of vague plans and dreams, and tries to shield herself from an ominous world. Clara is brought to life by Latin American master novelist Luisa Valenzuela, who has created her as a flesh-and-blood character. Clara, answering to her own laws, reacts with inner strength and autonomy. And she may even save herself from certain death." "Clara mixes social commentary with tender humor. Its lively spontaneity captures a certain segment of humanity in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the turbulent 1950's."--Jacket
Death as a side effect by Ana María Shua( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernesto, a man in a dystopic future Argentina, struggles to save his dying father from falling victim to the diabolical health-care system, only to learn that everyone is a patient
Gesell dome by Guillermo Saccomanno( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the 2013 Dashiell Hammett Prize--Through a skillful weaving of characters and plotlines, coming together like a completed puzzle, Saccomanno has crafted a monumental novel where individual stories unnerve us while building to the unexpected and explosive finale."--El Mundo. Like True Detective through the lenses of William Faulkner and John Dos Passos, Gesell Dome is a mosaic of misery, a page-turner that will keep you enthralled right until its shocking end. Opening with reports of a child abuse scandal at an elementary school, then weaving its way through dozens of sordid storylines and characters--including various murders, corrupt politicians and real-estate moguls, and the Nazi past of the city--Gesell Dome chronicles the dark underbelly of a popular resort town tensely awaiting the return of the tourist season. Two-time winner of the Dashiell Hammett Prize, Guillermo Saccomanno is Argentina's foremost noir writer, crafting incisive, unflinching books that reveal the inequities of contemporary life. Guillermo Saccomanno is the author of numerous novels and story collections, including El buen dolor, winner of the Premio Nacional de Literatura, and 77 and Gesell Dome, both of which won the Dashiell Hammett Prize. He also received Seix Barral's Premio Biblioteca Breve de Novela for El oficinista and the Rodolfo Walsh Prize for nonfiction for Un maestro. Andrea G. Labinger is the translator of more than a dozen works from the Spanish"--Provided by publisher
Musicians & watchmakers by Alicia Steimberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish girl's account of growing up in 1940s Argentina. The heroine dispenses her views on Latin attitudes to sex, the politics of Peron and the pros and cons of conversion to Catholicism
Bubbeh by Sabina Berman( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish girl in Mexico is torn between resembling her mother or her grandmother. The mother, a doctor, is an aloof intellectual, the grandmother is no intellectual, but she has warmth and Old World charm
The tenth circle by Mempo Giardinelli( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une atmosphère irrespirable, perverse et totalement noire, une spirale obsessionnelle, érotique et meurtrière, sur fond de fuite hallucinante à travers le nord de l'Argentine. Des amants diaboliques inventent le dixième cercle de l'Enfer
Casablanca and other stories by Edgar Brau( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El fin de la historia by Liliana Heker( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Diana Glass witnesses Leonora's abduction from a street in Buenos Aires, she despairs that her friend has joined the ranks of los desaparecidos, the missing ones. She begins to write the story of their friendship, but certain memories, details and whispered allegations about Leonora's fate consistently intrude. Leonora was born to drink life down to the bottom of the glass. But, Diana wonders, is that necessarily a virtue?"--Page 4 of cover
77 by Guillermo Saccomanno( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Buenos Aires, 1977. In the darkest days of the Videla dictatorship, Gómez, a gay high-school literature teacher, tries to keep a low profile as one-by-one, his friends and students begin to disappear. When Esteban, one of Gómez's favorite students, is taken away in a classroom raid, Gómez realizes that no one is safe anymore, and that asking too many questions can have lethal consequences. His life gradually becomes a paranoid, insomniac nightmare that not even his nightly forays into bars and bathhouses in search of anonymous sex can relieve. Things get even more complicated when he takes in two dissidents, putting his life at risk--especially since he's been having an affair with a homophobic, sadistic cop with ties to the military government. Told mostly in flashbacks thirty years later, 77 is rich in descriptive detail, dream sequences, and even elements of the occult, which build into a haunting novel about absence and the clash between morality and survival when living under a dictatorship"--Cover, page 4
Friends of mine by Ángela Pradelli( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel pays homage to the solidarity of women's friendship and to the importance of the rituals that demarcate our lives. The four principal characters, lifelong friends, are not famous, or exceptionally beautiful, or paragons of virtue.--From backcover
Las confidentes by Angelina Muñiz-Huberman( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of stories disguised as a novel, whose structure takes one back to the origins of storytelling -- two women take turns telling each other stories during a day and a night. They establish a true duel in which each story is a challenge for the next
And all of us were actors : a century of light and shadow by Gustavo Gac-Artigas( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rainforest: La Selva (Latin American women writers) by Alicia Steimberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Weight of Temptation (Latin American Women Writers) by Ana María Shua( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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An empty house
The rainforest = La selvaThe island of eternal loveCall me MagdalenaTo die in BerlinClara : thirteen short stories and a novelDeath as a side effectMusicians & watchmakersBubbeh
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Labinger, Andrea G.