Gringa Reads

New October Reads

New BooksZoe PerryComment

Four more new releases arrived in my mailbox from Companhia das Letras. Titles this month include: O Homem-Mulher by Sérgio Sant'Anna

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Por Escrito by Elvira Vigna

Amor Em Dois Tempos by Lívia Garcia-Roza

Bellini e o Labirinto by Tony Bellotto

Stories by both Elvira Vigna and Sérgio Sant'Anna appeared in Comma Press' recent collection of short stories, The Book of Rio, translated by Lucy Greaves and Julia Sanches, respectively.

And I've also received a couple of other books from their authors for review. I'm super excited about a collection of short stories by Rafael Sperling, entitled O Homem Burro Morreu, published by Oito e Meio. He's been described as a mixture of Lydia Davis and Veronica Stigger, which sounds pretty perfect to me. And I love the cover design.

The second one is O Trovador, a historical crime novel by Rodrigo Garcia Lopes, published by Record. Here's its book trailer, filled with high praise: