Ricardo Piglia (Argentina, 1941) was a writer of rare literary stature, capable of combining criticism with literary creation without subordinating either. His literary investigations have had as great an impact in artistic and academic circles of Latin America as his fiction has on a growing number of readers. Piglia’s international literary career has been further strengthened with several top European publishers rising to the challenge of publishing his fiction and criticism. His narratives incorporate elements from literary criticism but lose none of the freshness and agility that readers expect in a story as a result.
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A passionate political and psychological thriller in which the madness of the detective, a retired police captain, is integral to his ability to solve mysteries. Target in the Night is an intense and tragic family history with echoes of King Lear, set in a small town in the Argentinean Pampas it features the return of Emilio Renzi, one of the greatest characters in recent Argentinean literature.