New Directions Publishing Corporation
June 01, 2008
5.06 X 7.69 X 0.42 inches | 0.0 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, who has translated José Saramago and Machado de Assis, 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