“Pron’s story is part suspense novel, one that explores several puzzles. It is also part historical investigation . . . He reveals each detail deliberately, letting the mystery build . . . A skillfully constructed exploration of past events that many Italians would just as soon forget.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
Reviews from the original Spanish publication:
“Without a doubt, one of the greatest novels of the last several years . . . Dazzling.” —José-Carlos Mainer, Babelia / El País
“Don’t Shed Your Tears for Anyone Who Lives on These Streets is a feast.”—J.M. Nadal Suau, El Cultural
“A book of beauty and substance . . . A huge gift.”—Karina Sainz Borgo, Vozpópuli
“A decisive achievement . . . Reading this, one feels grateful that books of this quality are still being written.”—José María Pozuelo Yvancos, ABC Cultural
“In the wake of authors such as Enrique Vila-Matas or César Aira, Argentine writer Patricio Pron manages to double down on all the literary bets that came before him . . . With his previous work, Pron has more than demonstrated the greatness of his literary project and his talents as a writer; with Don’t Shed Your Tears for Anyone Who Lives on These Streets, he is at the pinnacle of Spanish literature.”—Anna María Iglesia, El Asombrario & Co.