Moldy strawberries / stories by Caio Fernando Abreu ; translated from the Portuguese by Bruna Dantas Lobato.

Author
Abreu, Caio Fernando [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Published/​Created
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2022.
Description
181 pages ; 17 cm.

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Subject(s)
Abreu, Caio FernandoTranslations into English [Browse]
Translator
Library of Congress genre(s)
Short stories [Browse]
Contains
Summary note
"In eighteen exhilarating stories, Caio Fernando Abreu navigates a Brazil transformed by the AIDS epidemic and stifling military dictatorship of the 80s. Tenderly suspended between fear and longing, Abreu's characters grasp for connection. A man speckled with Carnival glitter crosses a crowded dance floor and seeks the warmth and beauty of another body. A budding office friendship between two young men turns into a surprising love, "a strange and secret harmony." One man desires another but fears a clumsy word or gesture might tear their complot to pieces. After so many precarious offerings - a salvaged cigarette, a knock on the door from within the downpour of a dream, or a tight-lipped smile - Abreu's schemes explode and implode. Junkies, failed revolutionaries, poets, and conflicted artists face threats at every turn. But, inwardly ferocious and secretly resilient, they heal. For Caio Fernando Abreu there is beauty on the horizon, mingled with luminous memory and decay"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN
  • 9781953861207 ((paperback))
  • 1953861202 ((paperback))
LCCN
2021054887
OCLC
1329282055
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