The Impostor

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Bellevue Literary Press
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Brazilian writer Edgard Telles Ribeiro is the author of thirteen works of fiction including three books published in English: I Would Have Loved Him, If I Had Not Killed Him; His Own Man; and The Impostor. He studied cinema at University of California, Los Angeles, worked as film critic for several newspapers before becoming a career diplomat, and has received Brazil's most prestigious literary prizes, including the Jabuti Prize, Brazilian Academy of Letters Prize, and Brazilian PEN Club Prize. He lives in New York and Rio de Janeiro.


Advance Praise for The Impostor

"These inventive novellas are like literary puzzles for the reader to tease out." --Kirkus Reviews

"Telles Ribeiro's title novella is a tour de force that takes place simultaneously in the distant past and in the present, in a seamlessly fractured continuum of time. The second novella is a complex and breathtaking work, rich in feeling, an audacious, dazzling performance. By turns delicate and humorous, wrenching and melancholic, it lays bare the souls of its characters in a manner that I can only call Chekhovian. It is the work of a master." --Jaime Manrique, author of Cervantes Street and Like This Afternoon Forever

"Comical and brooding, enchanting and disturbing, The Impostor triggers a unique free fall into the unnerving craters of the mind." --Laura Restrepo, author of Delirium and The Divine Boys

Select Praise for Edgard Telles Ribeiro

"Elegant, absorbingly knowing, chilling, dryly humorous and often moving." --Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name and Monkey Boy

"Cunning" --Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

"[Telles Ribeiro] unveils details with a poetic lushness, unhurried, dreamy, as if lingering on their weight, their significance." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"The art of Telles Ribeiro's [work] is in his sumptuous lyrical narrative style." --Tulsa World

"Telles Ribeiro's [work] is of global import, a caution against too readily forgetting and too quickly adapting." --Words Without Borders

"Telles Ribeiro, a diplomat by profession, is a natural writer. His language is impeccable and imbued with a grace that's impossible to resist." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)