DescriptionThe Club of Angels is an irresistible, enticing book about the sin of gluttony. With wit and dark humor, Verissimo tells the story of ten well-to-do men who meet every month to dine fabulously. When their leader and chef dies of AIDS, he is replaced by a mysterious, strangely taciturn cook who gives them gastronomic experiences to die for!
New Directions Publishing Corporation
June 01, 2008
5.06 X 0.42 X 7.69 inches | 0.36 pounds
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About the Author
Luis Fernando Verissimo, son of writer Érico Verissimo, is one of Brazil's best-known literary figures. He is a cartoonist, saxaphone player, and the author of novels and newspaper cronicas.
Award-winning translator Margaret Jull Costa lives in England.
Verissimo's joyful text, playing lightly over his mighty theme, is nothing if not witty, subtle, and nuanced.--George Monteiro, Brown University--George Monteiro