Publishing 1 April 2021

Like Flies From Afar – K. Ferrari, translated by Adrian West

'Sharp, savage and tense'

Sunday Times Crime Club

Like Flies From Afar

K. Ferrari, translated by Adrian West


Luis Machi has had enemies for a long time thanks to his corrupt business deals and cooperation with the military junta’s coup, not to mention the numerous infidelities of his love life. What is new, however, is the corpse chained to the boot of Machi’s car with furry pink handcuffs . . .

Someone is trying to set him up and the number of suspects is incalculable. Machi is stuck dredging his guilty past for clues and trying to dispose of the mystery corpse. But time is just another enemy and it’s running out fast.

K. Ferrari was born in Buenos Aires. He is the author of several novels, collections of short fiction and a book of non-fiction. He is the winner of the Casa de las Américas Prize. Like Flies from Afar is the first of his books to be translated into English and is published in Argentina, Spain, Italy, France and the US.

Adrian Nathan West is the author of The Aesthetics of Degradation. He is a contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review; his essays, short fiction and translations have also appeared in the New York Review of Books, McSweeney’s, the London Review of Books and other publications.