Money to Burn by Ricardo Piglia

Reviewed by Dedi Felman

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Love and betrayal complicate a robbery gone wrong in this edgy true-crime novel based on a 1965 Argentine bank robbery. There's the drama of the botched raid itself, followed by a blowout afterparty, an attempted double-crossing of the corrupt local authorities, and a final shootout where, as a last act of rebellion, the robbers burn all the loot. This gritty tale has been adapted for a major motion picture by renowned Argentine director Marcelo Pinyero.

Read Ricardo Piglia's "Brief Stories"

Read Amanda Hopkinson's translations in WWB