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Rain and other stories

Rain and other stories

Author: Mia Couto; Eric M B Becker; Stephen Henighan; Daniel Wells; David Brookshaw
Publisher: Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, [2019] ©2019
Series: Biblioasis international translation series, no. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Published in the aftermath of Mozambique's bloody civil war, Mia Couto's third collection seeks out the places violence could not reach, the places where, the author writes, "every man is the same: pretending he's here, dreaming of going away, and plotting his return." Shifting masterfully between forms--creation tale to meditation, playful comedy to magical twist--these stories grapple with questions of what's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Translations
short stories
Short stories
Translations into English
Traductions anglaises
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
[Place of publication not identified], BIBLIOASIS, 2019
Couto, Mia, 1955-
Rain & other stories./
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2018.
Named Person: Mia Couto; Mia Couto; Mia Couto; Mia Couto
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mia Couto; Eric M B Becker; Stephen Henighan; Daniel Wells; David Brookshaw
ISBN: 9781771962667 1771962666
OCLC Number: 966404626
Notes: "Originally published as Estórias abensonhadas: contos by Editorial Cminho, Lisbon, Portugal, 1994"--Title page verso.
"Edited by Stephen Henighan, Daniel Wells, and David Brookshaw"--Title page verso.
Description: 163 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: The waters of time --
Novidade's flowers --
Blind Estrelinho --
The delivery --
The perfume --
Virgilio's heel --
Rain --
Felizbento's pipe --
The flag in the sunset --
Ninety-three --
Jorojão's cradle of memories --
Lamentations of a coconut tree --
Beyond the river bend --
Serpent's embrace --
High-heel shoes --
The hapless calculus of happiness --
Joãotónio, for now --
That devil of an advocate --
War of the clowns --
Legend of Namaroi --
The woman engulfed in stone --
Drinking the time by --
The deaf father --
The oracle of death --
The shadow's departure --
Square of the gods.
Series Title: Biblioasis international translation series, no. 25.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M.B. Becker.


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PRAISE FOR RAIN AND OTHER STORIES"Couto's stories counter [the] fear of barrenness, pinpointing kernels of possibility...Becker's intricate translation uses wonderful almost-words to recreate Couto's Read more...

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