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New Directions Publishing Corporation
June 01, 2008
5.06 X 7.69 X 0.42 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.
Margaret Jull Costa has been translating Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American fiction for over twenty years. She won the translator's portion of the 1997 IMPAC Award for Javier Marías' Heart So White and the 2006 Premio Valle-Inclán for her translation of the first volume of his trilogy Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear.
Verissimo's joyful text, playing lightly over his mighty theme, is nothing if not witty, subtle, and nuanced.--George Monteiro, Brown University--George Monteiro