Having stayed up all night, I just finished reading Colm Toibin’s The Master , a powerful novel about Henry James. What does that have to do with Buenos Aires? Well, nothing.

But, Toibin is also the author of The Story of the Night, which is set in Buenos Aires during the 1970s. Toibin is an excellent writer, though I wasn’t fond of The Story of the Night. The writing is very good but I got distracted by the subplot involving an American couple, the CIA, and Menem. However, there’s not that many English-language novels using Buenos Aires as the setting, so you might want to give this one by Toibin a try.