In this Book

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In these seventeen stories by one of Brazil's foremost living authors, Fonseca introduces readers--with unsurpassed candor and keenness of observation--to a kaleidoscopic, often disturbing world. A hunchback sets his lascivious sights on seducing a beautiful woman. A wealthy businessman hires a ghost writer, with unexpected results. A family of modern-day urban cannibals celebrates a bizarre rite of passage. A man roams the nocturnal streets of Rio de Janeiro in search of meaning. A male ex-police reporter writes an advice column under a female pseudonym. A prosperous entrepreneur picks up a beautiful girl in his Mercedes only to discover his costly mistake. A loser elaborates a lethal plan to become, in his mind, a winner.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Arts and Trades
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. The Hunchback and Botticelli's Venus
  2. pp. 14-33
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  1. The Game of Dead Men
  2. pp. 34-39
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  1. The Blotter
  2. pp. 40-43
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  1. Lonelyhearts
  2. pp. 44-59
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  1. Mandrake
  2. pp. 60-88
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  1. Guardian Angel
  2. pp. 89-97
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  1. The Ship "Catrineta"
  2. pp. 98-106
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  1. The Art of Walking in the Streets of Rio de Janeiro
  2. pp. 107-144
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  1. Belle
  2. pp. 145-152
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  1. Xania
  2. pp. 153-157
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  1. Be My Valentine
  2. pp. 158-166
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  1. Kisses on the Cheek
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. Marta
  2. pp. 171-176
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  1. Passion
  2. pp. 177-184
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  1. The Brotherhood of Swords
  2. pp. 185-189
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  1. Winning the Game
  2. pp. 190-196
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 197-209
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781933227474
Related ISBN
9781933227467
MARC Record
OCLC
831121029
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
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