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The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguin

The Foreign Girls

Sergio Olguin

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Imprint: Bitter Lemon Press
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Publication date: 18 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781913394387

Two foreign girls are murdered after a high society party in northern Argentina. Veronica Rosenthal, an audacious, headstrong Buenos Aires journalist with a proclivity for sexual adventure, could never have imagined that her holiday would end with her two friends dead. Not trusting the local police, she decides to investigate for herself

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4 stars out of 5
17 Feb 2021

"With its social concerns, The Foreign Girls is very much a literary novel rather than simply a thriller"

It largely overcomes the difficulties of being translated from another language but is often more slow-burning tango than brisk paso doble. Yet the benefits of Sergio Olguin taking time to establish place and character pay off as Veronica faces down men used to taking what they want. The realities of life in Latin America offer little escapism perhaps, but in the gutsy, raunchy Veronica they have a contemporary heroine to cherish.

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4 stars out of 5
Adam LeBor
24 Feb 2021

"delivers a layered, gripping story"

In Sergio Olguín’s The Foreign Girls (Bitter Lemon Press £8.99), Veronica is on holiday in an isolated cottage in Tucuman, northern Argentina, recovering from the traumatic events portrayed in The Fragility of Bodies, the first volume in the series...

The narrative meanders occasionally but overall Olguín, an acclaimed Argentinian novelist, delivers a layered, gripping story, finely translated by Miranda France.