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  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: DISQUIET (Nov. 26 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938604482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938604485
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #248,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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THE TRUE ACTOR by Jacinto Lucas Pires is a superb addition to the canon of contemporary Portuguese literature and a fine introduction to any reader new to some of the most exciting prose coming out of Europe. Part murder-mystery, part political satire, part hallucination, the novel captures feelings of isolation and loss with brilliantly fine, sly humor...much as I'm suspicious of the term "literary page-turner," I'd say this qualifies. I laughed out loud at certain passages; the narrator's soliloquy on his hatred of loading the dishwasher is worth the price of admission. Rueful, hilarious...full of heart. Loved it. This writer gave a recent reading in New York to a packed house, and I was glad I was there!

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