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The Spies Luis Fernando Verissimo

The Spies By Luis Fernando Verissimo

The Spies by Luis Fernando Verissimo


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Summary

A satirical crime adventure from Brazil's best-loved comic novelist.

The Spies Summary

The Spies by Luis Fernando Verissimo

A frustrated publisher receives a mysterious angst-ridden manuscript: 'a friend' must send it in installments; its contents would put the author in danger. As he pieces together the story, he learns that the author is the wife of one of the two Martelli brothers - gangsters who dominate a small town in the Brazilian interior. Surely her dark outpourings are a cry for help? One by one, he dispatches his motley collection of friends to Frondosa - a town totally obsessed with five-a-side football - to investigate and to bring her to safety.

The Spies Reviews

'An unsual elegance and lightness of touch, as well as a lingering underlying melancholy. It's nicely written too - the translation is as smooth as silk' Andrew Taylor, Spectator. * Spectator *
'At barely 200 pages, and with a note-perfect translation from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa, The Spies shares with a cryptic crossword the virtue of succinctness, not a word or scene wasted' Hannah Rosefield, Observer. * Observer *

About Luis Fernando Verissimo

Luis Fernando Verissimo is a satirist, cartoonist, translator, television writer, saxophonist, playwright and novelist. With over sixty published titles, he is one of the most popular of contemporary Brazilian writers.

Additional information

GOR005871032
9780857051127
0857051121
The Spies by Luis Fernando Verissimo
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Quercus Publishing
2012-10-25
208
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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