'A savagely short novel of immeasurable ambition and violent beauty.
This is the language of genius.' Juan Pablos Villalobos 'How often, honestly, does the unveiling in translation of a 'forgotten genius' live up to the hype?
Well here's one that does: Raduan Nassar' Times Literary Supplement 'Yes, bastard, you're the one I love' A pair of lovers - a young female journalist and an older man who owns an isolated farm in the Brazilian outback - spend the night together.
The next day they proceed to destroy each other. Amid vitriolic insults, cruelty and warring egos, their sexual adventure turns into a savage power game.
This intense, erotic cult novel by one of Brazil's most infamous modernist writers explores alienation, the desire to dominate and the wish to be dominated. A new translation by Stefan Tobler Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/01/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141396804