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Against a backdrop of rural Portuguese poverty, a handful of magical characters are living out their destiny: Jose, a shepherd, who is visited by a devil whispering violent words in his ear; Moises and Elias, Siamese twins joined at the tip of their little fingers; Gabriel, a wise man, who is over one hundred years old; and an unnamed character who sits writing alone in a windowless room. The characters are universal, and they are all at the mercy of fate - their lives are pulled in different directions and sometimes even suffocated and snuffed out.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747592723
ISBN-10: 0747592721
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jose Luis Peixoto

Jose Luis Peixoto was born in 1974 in the small Portuguese village of Alentejo. He teaches languages and contemporary literature and is also a journalist and literary critic. He is the author of seven works of fiction and poetry. Blank Gaze is his first novel, and has been published to critical acclaim around the world for its fresh, unique and utterly moving style of storytelling.

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