By the Rivers That Flow

A profound and genre-defying work of literature about love, death, and illness from one of Portugal?s most celebrated writers ?One of the essential writers of our tormented times.??Alberto Manguel, Times Literary Supplement ?Little prepares one for this extraordinary book, in which each chapter, covering a single day, and lasting a single sentence, offers a teeming stream of consciousness. . . . Even pain is alive, and alive is the word for this book, alive and enduring.?? Michael Autrey, Booklist Incapacitated after the removal of a malignant tumor, the narrator, Antnio, spends his days in a Lisbon hospital enduring the humiliations of severe illness. As he drifts in and out of consciousness, he revisits fragments of his life and the people who passed through it. He recalls the village where he lived as a child near the Mondego River amid the eucalyptus and pines,...

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