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Author Buarque, Chico, 1944- author.

Title My German brother / Chico Buarque ; translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin.

Edition First American edition.
Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F BUARQUE    AVAILABLE
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Description 199 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note "Originally published in Portuguese in 2014 by Companhia das Letras, Brazil, as O Irmão Alemão. English translation originally published in 2018 by Picador, Great Britain."
Summary "In 1960s São Paulo, teenage car thief and budding lothario Ciccio comes home each day to a house stuffed with books. His father, a scholar, cold and aloof, has spent his life acquiring them; his mother, by necessity, has spent her life organizing them. Ciccio himself feels like an afterthought in his own family, largely left to his own criminal devices. Though forbidden to touch any of the volumes in the library, Ciccio sneaks off with The Golden Bough one day only to discover a decades-old letter hidden inside the book, addressed to his father from a mysterious woman in Berlin. Ciccio becomes convinced that his father must have had an affair with this woman in the years before World War II -- an affair that produced a son, a German brother who, real or imaginary, Ciccio becomes obsessed with tracking down. Thus begins a fractured coming-of-age tale, tawdry and epic by turns, about a lifelong obsession: one man's quest not only for his mythical sibling but for his father's respect" -- From Amazon.
Subject Holanda, Sérgio Buarque de, 1902-1982 -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Illegitimate children -- Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) -- Fiction.
Genre Biographical fiction.
Added Author Entrekin, Alison, translator.
Added Title Irmão alemão. English.
Translation Of: Buarque, Chico, 1944- O irmão alemão São Paulo, Brazil : Companhia das Letras, 2014 237 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm (DLC) 2015335641
ISBN 9780374161200 (hardcover)
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