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Warning to the Crocodiles

Set in the aftermath of the “Carnation Revolution” of April 25, 1974, Antonio Lobo Antunes’s Warning to the Crocodiles is a fragmented narrative of the violent tensions resulting from major political changes in Portugal. Told through the memories of four women who spend their days fashioning homemade explosives and participating in the kidnap and torture of communists, the novel details… Read on! →

Enigmas of Spring

Enigmas of Spring

Majnun lives his life online in his grandparents’ well-appointed home in the Brazilian capital. No school, no work–just bored in Brasília. After falling in love with a married woman, however, he flees to Madrid with friends, intent on, well … something …

“An heir of Machado de Assis … a writer in complete control of his craft.” —Marcio Souza Read on! →

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The Splendor of Portugal

The Splendor of Portugal’s four narrators are members of a once well-to-do family whose plantation was lost in the Angolan War of Independence. Read on! →

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Knowledge of Hell

Like his creator, the narrator of this novel is a psychiatrist who loathes psychiatry, a veteran of the despised 1970s colonial war waged by Portugal against Angola, a survivor of a failed marriage, and a man seeking meaning in an uncaring and venal… Read on! →

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