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Saga of brutes / by Ana Paula Maia ; translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Alexandra Joy Forman.

Author:
Maia, Ana Paula [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Victoria, TX: Dalkey Archive Press, 2016, , ©2016]
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
204 pages ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"Saga of Brutes pulls together three fantastic stories "Between Dog Fights and Pig Slaughter," "The Dirty Work of Others," and "Bone Char," published for the first time as a single volume. Ana Paula Maia's narrative follows the invisible workingmen who carry society's burdens like Atlas. They exist in badness and fraternity, in high heat and intense speed. In the end, these heroes of vile circumstance are the soot-covered supermen who mine the center of the Earth, put out deadly fires, break endless asphalt, collect others' trash, and cremate bodies. But they, too, amount to nothing but carbo animalis--notwithstanding the impure relation of coal to diamonds. Without romanticizing her protagonists, Ana Paula Maia's fictional stories transmit some of the tender qualities of Brazil's brutish men and animals, building, like so many sand castles, a sustainable society on their sweat."-- Provided by publisher
Notes:
Original collection of novellas published as two volumes in Portuguese: Entre rinhas de cachorros e porcos abatidos & Carvão animal.
Language(s):
Translated from the Brazilian Portugese.
Contents:
Between dogfights and hog slaughter -- The dirty work of others -- Carbo animalis.
Subject(s):
Maia, Ana PaulaTranslations into English [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781628971460 (paperback ; alk. paper)
  • 1628971460 (paperback ; alk. paper)
LCCN:
2016031166
OCLC:
943594670
Translator:
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