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A General Theory of Oblivion

by Jose Eduardo Agualusa & Daniel Hahn

As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices...


The Complete Stories

by Clarice Lispector, Katrina Dodson & Benjamin Moser

Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories, 85 in all, are an epiphany, among the important books of this—or any—year

The recent publication by New Directions of five Lispector novels revealed to legions of...


Confession of the Lioness

by Mia Couto & David Brookshaw

A dark, poetic mystery about the women of the remote village of Kulumani and the lionesses that hunt them

Told through two haunting, interwoven diaries, Mia Couto's Confession of the Lioness reveals the mysterious...


Nowhere People

by Paulo Scott & Daniel Hahn

Driving home, law student Paulo passes a figure at the side of the road. The indigenous girl stands in the heavy rain, as if waiting for something. Paulo gives her a lift to her family’s roadside camp.With...


Diary of the Fall

by Michel Laub & Margaret Jull Costa

From one of Granta’s Best Young Brazilian Novelists, a literary masterpiece that will break your heart

At the narrator’s elite Jewish school in a posh suburb of Porte Alegre, a cruel prank leaves the only...


Happiness Is Easy

by Edney Silvestre

Olavo Bettencourt is an important man, a man of spin. With Brazil adjusting to the new idea of democracy, his PR firm holds the balance of power in its hands. Which has also made Olavo very rich, if not very...


The Only Happy Ending for a Love Story Is an Accident

by J. P. Cuenca & Elizabeth Lowe

J. P. Cuenca is a surprising transnational voice in Brazilian literature whose central theme of cultural otherness urges his audience to rethink globalization in more carefully defined, more humanistic terms...


A Window in Copacabana

Inspector Espinosa #4

by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

A ruthless group of corrupt cops is playing a lethal game of cat and mouse in the latest installment in the seductive bestselling Brazilian crime series

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Three policemen have been killed...


Southwesterly Wind

Inspector Espinosa #3

by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza & Benjamin Moser

A young man predicts a murder and identifies the perpetrator—himself—in this third entry in the critically acclaimed Brazilian crime series

When a terrified young man arrives at the station with a bizarre...


The Silence of the Rain

Inspector Espinosa #1

by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza & Benjamin Moser

A Brazilian bestseller, this sophisticated story of murder, sex, and corruption introduces a riveting new crime series.

In a parking garage in the center of Rio de Janeiro, corporate executive Ricardo Carvalho...


Pursuit

Inspector Espinosa #5

by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza & Benjamin Moser

A Rio de Janeiro Thriller

When his daughter disappears and a patient emerges as the prime suspect, a troubled psychiatrist comes to Espinosa for help, in the fifth novel in the beguiling Brazilian crime series...


December Heat

Inspector Espinosa #2

by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza & Benjamin Moser

The second in the acclaimed Brazilian series featuring Inspector Espinosa, the detective hailed by critics for "his existential sensibility, his exotic beat, and his literary merit" (San Francisco Chronicle)...


Captains of the Sands

by Jorge Amado, Gregory Rabassa & Colm Toibin

A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia

They call themselves “Captains of the Sands,” a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their...


And Still the Earth

by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão & Ellen Watson

In future São Paulo, water is scarce, garbage clogs the roads, and every life is now ruled by the sinister and omnipotent System. A classic novel of “dystopia,” looking back to Orwell’s 1984 and forward...


Manuscript Found in Accra

by Paulo Coelho & Margaret Jull Costa

The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist.

There is nothing wrong with anxiety.

Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive...


Winning the Game and Other Stories

by Rubem Fonseca & Clifford E. Landers

With an unflinching, unsentimental eye and a soupçon of black humor, Fonseca chronicles the foibles, manias, and obsessions of the people of Brazil’s metropolises


Spilt Milk

by Chico Buarque & Alison Entrekin

From world-renowned Brazilian writer Chico Buarque comes a stylish, imaginative tale of love, loss, and longing, played out across multiple generations of one Brazilian family. At once jubilant and painfully...


Raised from the Ground

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

A multi-generational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of modern Portuguese political history.


Água Viva

by Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler & Benjamin Moser

Lispector at her most philosophically radical. A meditation on the nature of life and time, Água Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual...


Near to the Wild Heart

by Clarice Lispector, Alison Entrekin & Benjamin Moser

This new translation of Clarice Lispector's sensational first book tells the story of a middle class woman's life from childhood through an unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence.

Near to the...