The Schoolteacher

Luciano Lamberti

NOVEL. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, 2016. 288 PAGES.

A novel by one of the most original and promising contemporary writers around: an unsettling tale in which the voices of a village tell a story that might be interpreted as paranoid or supernatural, depending on your point of view, demonstrating the power of mystery and how the history of Argentina might be read as a branch of fantastic literature. 

Luciano Lamberti’s first novel is a choral narrative in which the acquaintances of Angélica Gólik, a little-known poet from the village, recount their experiences. The tale then grows to cover many different years and locations, with awful human consequences.  

A fable about the origins of true poetry and the thin ice over which our sanity skates, The Schoolteacher is a crime novel without a crime or a detective, a mystery that considers alternative realities, conspiracies and crazy ideas with exquisite humour, and an eccentric tale that forces the reader to play detective themselves. This novel seems destined to become a cult hit.   

“In this hyper-driven world ravaged by chaos and haste, Lamberti’s books are tantamount to a religious experience.” 

Pablo Natale


PUBLISHED BY: Español PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE | Italy GRAN VIA

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