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The Perfect Husband Lives Next Door (O marido perfeito mora ao lado)



Original Language: Brazilian Portuguese | 304 pp. | 2010

2 Seas Represents: Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Chinese Simplified rights.

English Sample Available.

Depending on the publisher and the quality of the translation, translations from the Brazilian Portuguese can be funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. Click here for more information.


An anxious woman seeks help to save her marriage from a group of student therapists at the Psychology Department at Rio Catholic University. Soon, the reader realizes that her anxiety is shared by other characters in the novel, especially the happily married ones. Then a crime takes place, and the therapists must play the part of investigators. Who is to blame for the inability of men and women to communicate?

About the CAMPUS TRILOGY series:

Crime series that take place at superior education institutions in Rio de Janeiro: a private money making college, a Catholic university and a public campus. Through a clever plot and the investigation led by the character of psychoanalyst and Psychology professor, Spanish immigrant, Antonio Pastoriza, the reader gets a devastating picture of the corruption that plagues Brazilian educational system. A commercial success, Pena has gathered critical acclaim from the literary press: “the author combines psychoanalysis, laughter and tears” (Folha de S.Paulo daily newspaper).

Other novels in the CAMPUS TRILOGY: The Diploma Factory and The Back of the Boarding Pass.