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Description - Outlaws by Javier Cercas

In the late 1970s, after the death of Franco, Spain was in a state of transition. Gangs of juvenile delinquents, called quinquis, swarmed the streets. The most famous of them was Zarco.In the summer of '78, Zarco's gang rises to infamy. One of his recruits is a middle-class misfit he dubs Gafitas. The sixteen-year-old is dazzled by Zarco, but even more so by the gorgeous Tere, who may or may not be Zarco's girlfriend. Drawn away from his staid summer job, Gafitas becomes involved in a crime spree that quickly escalates from snatching handbags to robbing banks. When a robbery goes wrong, Zarco is caught, and Gafitas returns to his old life. Tere disappears. But their three fates will always be intertwined, and Zarco's polestar persona only grows in prison, celebrated in movies and songs, fueled by his role in riots and breakouts. And after Gafitas becomes a prominent lawyer, Tere shows up to recruit him once again.Now, Gafitas wants to tell the true story of the notorious gangster. In Outlaws, Javier Cercas surveys, with his usual brio, the porous borders between fact and fiction, right and wrong, proving himself once again one of the most brilliant novelists writing today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781620403273
ISBN-10: 1620403277
Format: Paperback / softback
(218mm x 137mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury USA
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Javier Cercas

Javier Cercas's books, including The Anatomy of a Moment and Soldiers of Salamis, have won numerous awards, sold more than a million copies worldwide, and been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Barcelona.Anne McLean is an acclaimed translator. Her translation of Cercas's Soldiers of Salamis won both the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Valle Inclan award. She lives in Toronto.

Books By Javier Cercas

Impostor by Javier Cercas
Paperback, November 2017
Outlaws by Javier Cercas
Paperback, May 2015
Anatomy of a Moment by Javier Cercas
Paperback, January 2012
Speed of Light by Javier Cercas
Paperback, August 2007