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The Tale of the Unknown Island

by Jose Saramago

A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors...


Seeing

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister. A singular novel from the author of Blindness.


The Double

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

José Saramago’s critically acclaimed novel and the inspiration for the major motion picture "Enemy" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Denis Villeneuve.


The Cave

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Cipriano Algor, an elderly potter, lives with his daughter Marta and her husband Marçal in a small village on the outskirts of The Center, an imposing complex of shops, apartments, and offices to which Cipriano...


All the Names

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

The loneliness of people's lives, the effects of chance, the discovery of love–all coalesce in this extraordinary novel that displays the power and art of José Saramago in brilliant form.


The Elephant's Journey

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

The tale of an elephant named Solomon who travels through sixteenth century Europe, from Lisbon to Vienna.


Death with Interruptions

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago's brilliant new novel poses the question -- what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death? On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes...


City of God: A Novel

by Paulo Lins & Alison Entrekin

The searing novel on which the internationally acclaimed hit film was based, City of God is a gritty, gorgeous tour de force from one of Brazil’s most notorious slums. Cidade de Deus: a place where the streets...


Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

by Jose Saramago & Giovanni Pontiero

An early example of Saramago's mastery, this novel takes us into the last days of Salazar's dictatorship when a second-rate artist is commissioned by a wealthy client to paint a portrait and the political and...


Cain

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's last novel: a radical re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel


The Relic: A Novel

by Jose Maria De Maria De E Eca de Queiros, Aubrey F. G. F. G. Bell & Harold Bloom

A satiric masterpiece, one of the funniest novels in European literature, and a profound critique of religion, science, and history


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...


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...


Orphans of Eldorado

by Milton Hatoum

Arminto Cordovil has inherited a fortune, and with it control of his father's shipping empire. But when a freighter, The Eldorado, crashes in the lower reaches of the Amazon, its shipwrecked hull seems tied...


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...