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Skylight
Skylight
Saramago, José2015
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Silvestre and Mariana, a happily married elderly couple, take in a young nomad, Abel, and soon discover their many differences. Adriana loves Beethoven more than any man, but her budding sexuality brings new feelings to the surface. Carmen left Galicia to marry humble Emilio, but hates Lisbon and longs for her first love, Manolo. Lidia used to work the streets, but now she's kept by Paulo, a wealthy man with a wandering eye. These are just some of the characters in this early work, completed by Saramago in 1953 but never published until now. With his characteristic compassion, depth, and wit, Nobel Prize winner Saramago shows us the quiet contentment of a happy family and the infectious poison of an unhappy one. We see his characters' most intimate moments as well as the casual encounters particular to neighbors living in close proximity. Skylight is a portrait of ordinary people, painted by a master of the quotidian, a great observer of the immense beauty and profound hardships of the modern world.
Main title:
Skylight / José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.
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Edition:
Large print edition.
Imprint:
Thorndike, Maine Center Point Large Print, 2015.©2014
Collation:
399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Translated from the Portuguese.
ISBN:
9781628995077 (library bindng alk paper)
Dewey class:
869.342
Language:
EnglishPortuguese
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Hampton LibraryLarge PrintLP SARAAvailable
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