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The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray

The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray
  • Author(s): Jorge Amado
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Widely considered the greatest work by the foremost Brazilian author of the twentieth century, The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray comes to Penguin Classics in a new translation by the dean of Portuguese-language translators, Gregory Rabassa. It tells the...

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The Healer

The Healer
  • Author(s): Amber Hayward
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Fiction

From the sweltering slums of Rio de Janeiro to the isolated plantations of Brazil, The Healer tells the story of Manoel, a curandero, who inherits an incredible healing power, and the people whose lives he changes forever. But little...

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The House in Smyrna

The House in Smyrna
  • Author(s): Tatiana Salem Levy
  • Location(s): Brazil, Portugal, Smyrna
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

In Rio de Janeiro, a woman suffering from a mysterious illness, which is eroding her body and mind, decides to accept a challenge from her grandfather: to take the key to the house where he grew up – in...

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The invisible life of Euridice Gusmao

The invisible life of Euridice Gusmao
  • Author(s): Martha Batalha
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present

Euridice is young, beautiful and ambitious, but when her rebellious sister Guida elopes, she sets her own aspirations aside and vows to settle down as a model wife and daughter. And yet as her husband’s professional success grows, so...

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The Testament

The Testament
  • Author(s): John Grisham
  • Location(s): Brazil, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Troy Phelen is one of the richest men in the United States. He is also looking for a way to die. Nate O’Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who’s lived too hard, too fast, for too long. Emerging from...

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The War of the End of the World

The War of the End of the World
  • Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th century

The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels. Inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history, Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of an apocalyptic movement, led by a mysterious prophet,...

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Ways to Disappear

Ways to Disappear
  • Author(s): Idra Novey
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

In a crumbling park in the crumbling back end of Copacabana, a woman stopped under an almond tree with a suitcase and a cigar. That was the last time anyone saw the famous Brazilian novelist Beatriz Yagoda. Upon hearing...

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