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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...


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)...


The Book of Emotions (Brazilian Literature Series)

by João Almino & Elizabeth Jackson

In a future Brazil, a blind photographer considers his old photographs and, deprived of his sight, reconstructs his experiences.


Alone in the Crowd

Inspector Espinosa #8

by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

Inspector Espinosa unwittingly ignites the obsessions of a menacing misanthrope in the latest from the highly acclaimed mystery author

An elderly lady approaches the front desk at the Twelfth Precinct in Copacabana...


Blackout

Inspector Espinosa #7

by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

The murder of an anonymous beggar on a cobblestone street in the wealthy precincts of Copacabana haunts Inspector Espinosa in this "beguiling" series (The New York Times Book Review)

With no witnesses and no...


The Brothers

by Milton Hatoum & John Gledson

Introducing a major new voice in Brazilian letters.

Set among a Lebanese immigrant community in the Brazilian port of Manaus, The Brothers is the story of identical twins, Yaqub and Omar, whose mutual jealousy...


Woman of the Ashes

by Mia Couto & David Brookshaw

The first in a trilogy about the last emperor of southern Mozambique by one of Africa’s most important writers

Southern Mozambique, 1894. Sergeant Germano de Melo is posted to the village of Nkokolani to oversee...


Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters

by Maria José Silveira & Eric M. B. Becker

Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters tells the story of Brazil through the histories of a twenty women. It opens with Inaia being born in 1500, at the moment when the Portuguese arrive in Brazil...


Chronicle of the Murdered House

by Lúcio Cardoso, Robin Patterson, Margaret Jull Costa & Benjamin Moser

Lúcio Cardoso’s 1959 novel—a true modern classic—tells the story of a traditional family’s slippage into social and moral decline. Employing a variety of narrative devices—including letters, diaries,...


The Devil and Miss Prym

by Paulo Coelho

From bestselling author and international sensation Paulo Coelho, a novel set in a small village about a young, poor barmaid whose wager with the devil leads to a spiritual transformation.

A stranger arrives...


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

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...