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The spies

Author: Luís Fernando Veríssimo; Margaret Jull Costa
Publisher: London : MacLehose Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A frustrated publisher receives a mysterious angst-ridden manuscript: 'a friend' must send it in installments; its contents would put the author in danger. As he pieces together the story, he learns that the author is the wife of one of the two Martelli brothers - gangsters who dominate a small town in the Brazilian interior. Surely her dark outpourings are a cry for help? One by one, he dispatches his motley  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luís Fernando Veríssimo; Margaret Jull Costa
ISBN: 9780857051127 0857051121
OCLC Number: 801602388
Language Note: Translated from the Portuguese.
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Espiões.
Responsibility: Luis Fernando Verissimo ; translated from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.

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A satirical crime adventure from Brazil's best-loved comic novelist.  Read more...

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'At barely 200 pages, and with a note-perfect translation from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa, The Spies shares with a cryptic crossword the virtue of succinctness, not a word or scene wasted' Read more...

 
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