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The Book of Emotions (O livro das emoções)

  LITERARY FICTION In a future Brazil, a blind photographer considers a sequence of his old photographs. Isolating in his memory the moments in which they were taken and attempting to analyze them much like a lens, he envisions “a haiku stripped of rhetoric that captures only what is in front of the camera.” Yet, […]

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The Five Seasons of Love (As cinco estações do amor)

  LITERARY FICTION North American critic Marjorie Perloff defines this novel as “brilliant and thought-provoking”. To fulfill a pact made during her student days, fifty-five-year old Ana Kauffman plans a party to celebrate the new millennium. As old friends resurface and the countdown to the new century draws near, Ana’s past undergoes a series of […]

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I Told You So. Gore Vidal Talks Politics – Interviews with John Wiener

HISTORY – POLITICS The book is a tribute to a challenging writer, one who showed great candour. […] These four previously unavailable interviews […] show him talking in his usual provocative, stimulating, humorous and sometimes petty fashion. Witty quips are scattered throughout. ~ The Telegraph Vidal glows when he talks about politics-that much is evident […]

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Cypherpunks. Freedom and the Future of Internet

CURRENT AFFAIRS Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the widespread use of strong cryptography (writing in code) as a route to progressive change. Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks, has been a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement since its inception in the 1980s. Now, in what is sure to be a wave-making […]

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Sudden Death (O ultimo minuto)

LITERARY FICTION A football manager makes a confession, bearing his soul as he tries to understand why he committed a terrible crime. He does not love his son, who lacks any talent as a player, but out of a feeling of guilt he ends up choosing him as one of the starting eleven, leaving a […]

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The Secret of the Shrine (O Segredo do Oratorio)

HISTORICAL FICTION This amazingly gripping novel talks about the underground Jews that have lived in Brazil for at least 400 years. A totally unknown piece of history even to most Brazilians! Thousands of Jews came to Brazil during the Dutch invasion in the XVII century, because here they could practice their religion freely, under Mauricio de […]

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Translating Hannah (Traduzindo Hannah)

LITERARY FICTION In 1936, Max Kutner is a Polish Jew who works as a shoe repair man in Rio de Janeiro. Fluent in Yiddish, Max is called upon by the Political Police to act as a postal censor, translating the correspon- dence of other Jews into Portuguese, as the dictatorial Brazilian government suspects a communist […]

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Marcus

LITERARY FICTION The moving story of a group of simple yet loveable people struggling with life, illustrating that even in the worst situation, there is hope. Life has got off to a tough start for eight year old Marcus. Having never known his father he is orphaned when his mother dies. Before passing away Hélène […]

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The Battle of Moscow, 1941(La Bataille de Moscou, 1941)

HISTORY Presented by Alexander Werth – Translated by Evelyn Werth The Battle of Moscow 1941 is a unique account of a key moment in the war on the Eastern front, when the Nazis seemed invincible. The first of three War Notes by Alexander Werth from his time in the USSR, Moscow 41 describes the atmosphere […]

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We Are Fine Here (Ici, ça va)

LITERARY FICTION It is with small, subtle touches that this second airy novel addresses serious subjects, such as grief caused by absence, the fragility of existence and its most reliable remedy: Ema’s love. A young couple moves into what seems to be an abandoned house with the aim to rebuild themselves while reconstructing the place. […]

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