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March's Pick is Thursday Night Widows by Claudia Piñeiro.
Prize winner and bestseller: Winner of the Premio Clarin de Novela 2005 and a bestseller in South America since January 2006. 160,000 copies sold in Argentina alone. Based on a true story: Behind locked doors, shielded from the crime, poverty and filth of the people on the streets, the Scaglias and their friends hide lives of infidelity, alcoholism, and abusive marriage. Claudia Piñeiro has not invented this story, but, in sparse and powerful prose, tells of a crime that generated a scandal in the Argentine media. More than a mystery: at first, Piñeiro's has all the markings of a murder mystery-- page-turner pacing, short breathless sentences, and the looming sense that, although something terrible has already happened, something even more terrible is still ahead. But this is more than simple crime fiction. The suspense is a by-product of Piñeiro's hand at crafting a deeper story -- a psychological portrait of a professional class that lives beyond its means and leads secret lives of deadly stress and despair. It is a universal story that will resonate among credit-crunched readers.