An intense, erotic novel from Raduan Nassar, one of Brazil's most infamous modernist writers, that explores alienation, domination and submission. Translated by Stefan Tobler.

A pair of lovers - a young female journalist and an older man who owns an isolated farm in the Brazilian outback - spend the night together. The next day they proceed to destroy each other. Amid vitriolic insults, cruelty and warring egos, their sexual adventure turns into a savage power game.

The Man Booker International Prize 2016
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Penguin Modern Classics
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Raduan Nassar

Raduan Nassar

About the Author

Raduan Nassar was born in 1935 to a Lebanese immigrant family in São Paulo.
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Stefan Tobler,

Stefan Tobler

About the Translator

Stefan Tobler is a publisher and literary translator.
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