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More Summer Reads!

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I've returned to the UK after a little over a month in Brazil, first visiting friends and family in São Paulo, then participating in the British Council's Winter Translation School in the adorable coastal town of Paraty, followed by FLIP (Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty) literary festival. Of course, with the generous 32-kg weight limit on Brazilian flights, no trip of mine to or from Brazil is without its very own small-scale import/export operation. I arrived back in the UK with no fewer than 20 bottles of cachaça books. Gulp.

My haul included:

O sonâmbulo amador by José Luiz Passos

Paraísos artificiais by Paulo Henriques Britto

Ligue os pontos by Gregorio Duvivier

Por que uns e não outros? by Jailson de Souza e Silva

Não muito by Bolívar Torres

Big Jato by Xico Sá

Aos 7 e aos 40 by João Anzanello Carrascoza

Caderno de um ausente by João Anzanello Carrascoza

Moça com chapéu de palha by Menalton Braff

Meu coração de pedra-pomes by Juliana Franck

Biofobia by Santiago Nazarian

Supertrampo by Charles Peixoto

Feliz ano velho by Marcelo Rubens Paiva

Opisanie swiataby Veronica Stigger

O trágico e outras comédias by Veronica Stigger

Gran cabaret demenzial by Veronica Stigger

Meio intelectual, meio de esquerda by Antonio Prata

Nu, de botas by Antonio Prata

A mulher que transou com o cavalho e outras histórias by João Ximenes Braga


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Companhia das Letras was also kind enough to send me another package of four new releases, which arrived right before I left, and included:

Sergio Y. vai à America by Alexandre Vidal Porto

Dias de feira by Julio Bernardo

Das paredes, meu amor, os escravos nos contemplam by Marcelo Ferroni

Flores artificiais by Luiz Ruffato

So, I've got some reading to do! New reviews hopefully coming soon.