Portuguese Literature Series
Gonçalo M. Tavares
Translated by Anna Kushner

One morning late in May, between three and six a.m., a group of lonely men and women wait to be brought together, like the elements in an equation. Ernst Spengler is about to throw himself out his window. Mylia, terminally ill and in enormous pain, goes out to visit a church. Hinnerk Obst, who’s always been told by the neighborhood children that he looks like a murderer, walks the streets with a loaded gun. As these characters are manipulated and brought together, a world of violence, fear, pain, and uncertainty is portrayed, where human nature itself, and the mechanisms determining our actions, our fictions, and the elements of our imagination, are laid bare.  Jerusalem is a terrifying and grimly humorous summation of the possibilities and limits of the human condition at the beginning of the 21st century.

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Translated by Anna Kushner
Publication: Portuguese Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 220
ISBN-13: 9781564785558
GTIN13: 9781564785558
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Language: eng
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