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Winning the Game and Other Stories

Winning the Game and Other Stories (Paperback)

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In these seventeen stories by one of Brazil's foremost living authors, Fonseca introduces readers-with unsurpassed candor and keenness of observation-to a kaleidoscopic, often disturbing world. A hunchback sets his lascivious sights on seducing a beautiful woman. A wealthy businessman hires a ghost writer, with unexpected results. A family of modern-day urban cannibals celebrates a bizarre rite of passage. A man roams the nocturnal streets of Rio de Janeiro in search of meaning. A male ex-police reporter writes an advice column under a female pseudonym. A prosperous entrepreneur picks up a beautiful girl in his Mercedes only to discover his costly mistake. A loser elaborates a lethal plan to become, in his mind, a winner.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press Publication Date: 12/03/2013 ISBN-13: 9781933227467  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 11/04/2013.  

RUBEM FONSECA, winner of the Premio Camoes (2003), the most prestigious literary prize for Portuguese language literature, the FIL Guadalajara prize (2003), and the inaugural Iberoamericano Manuel Rojas prize (2012)--is one of Brazil's most distinguished contemporary authors. His critically-acclaimed novel Crimes of August is forthcoming from Tagus Press. CLIFFORD E. LANDERS has translated fifteen novels from the Portuguese.

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