By Martin Kohan
Winner of the distinguished Herralde Novel Prize.
An assistant in Buenos Aires' so much prestigious boarding college, Maria Teresa's task is to maintain the scholars in line. Suspecting that a few of them are smoking within the institution bathrooms, Maria Teresa takes to spying on them—an job she will get striking excitement from. during this restricted society all seems to be reasonable and liberal, yet inside of there's brutal repression and the academics draw up lists of applicants for torture. School for Patriots powerfully exhibits how in a dictatorship the political and the sexual interact.
Martin Kohan lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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