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Author Couto, Mia, 1955-

Title Rain & other stories / Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by Eric M.B. Becker.

Publication Info. Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2018.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F COUTO    AVAILABLE
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Description 163 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Biblioasis international translation series ; 25.
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.
Summary "Mia Couto, winner of the Neustadt International Prize, and a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, first became famous as a writer of enchanting short stories. In Rain and Other Stories, one of his most appealing collections, here available in English for the first time, the borders that separate people melt as a poor African country emerges from sixteen years of civil war and assumes its identity as an independent nation. In these playful, poignant stories of ordinary people, the African oral tale merges into the contemporary short story, magic blends with realism, and the boundaries between Africans and Europeans, men and women, and even the living and the dead, yield before a joyous mixing. Amid visions of water and rain, fishermen and farmers, spiritualists and lovers, experience sparkling new ways of renewing life in a country that is being reborn."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Couto, Mia, 1955- -- Translations into English.
Civil war.
Genre Magic realism (Literature)
Short stories.
Added Author Becker, Eric M. B., translator.
Added Title Rain and other stories
Short stories. Selections. English.
ISBN 9781771962667
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