(Fiction, 240 pp. Portuguese 2011; English translation 2014)
This Brazilian novel about memory and identity covers three generations: a grandfather who survived Auschwitz and spent the rest of his life trying to forget it; a father in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease who is fighting to remember everything; and the 40-year-old narrator who remains haunted by his role decades earlier in a brutal prank on a fellow student.
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