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Pereira maintains / Antonio Tabucchi ; translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh with an introduction by Mohsin Hamid.

By: Tabucchi, Antonio, 1943-2012.
Contributor(s): Creagh, Patrick [translator.] | Hamid, Mohsin [writer of introduction.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Edinburgh, Scotland : Canongate, 2015Copyright date: ©2010Edition: Canons edition.Description: ix, 195 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782116318 (paperback).Subject(s): Translators -- Fiction | Newspaper editors -- Fiction | Bereavement -- Fiction | Married people -- Fiction | Portugal -- History -- 1910-1974 -- Fiction | Portugal -- Politics and government -- 1933-1974 -- FictionGenre/Form: Fiction.DDC classification: 853/.914 Summary: In the sweltering summer of 1948, with Lisbon in the grip of Portugal's fascist dictatorship, out of nowhere a young man arrives on an elderly widower's doorstep. Lonely and overweight, Dr. Pereira lives a quiet, monotonous existence. But when the charismatic Monteiro Rossi bursts into his life, everything changes. Seeing in him the son he never had, Pereira strikes up an unlikely alliance that will result in his political awakening and a devastating act of rebellion. This is his testimony.
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER INTRODUCED BY MOHSIN HAMID 'The most impressive novel I've read for years' PHILIP PULLMAN'Stunning' DIANA ATHILLIn the sweltering summer of 1938, with Lisbon in the grip of Portugal's fascist dictatorship, out of nowhere a young man arrives on an elderly widower's doorstep. Lonely and overweight, Dr Pereira lives a quiet, monotonous existence. But when the charismatic Monteiro Rossi bursts into his life, everything changes. Seeing in him the son he never had, Pereira strikes up an unlikely alliance that will result in his political awakening and a devastating act of rebellion. This is his testimony.

Originally published in Italy in 1994 as Sostiene Pereira by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, Milan.

First published by Canongate in 2010.

In the sweltering summer of 1948, with Lisbon in the grip of Portugal's fascist dictatorship, out of nowhere a young man arrives on an elderly widower's doorstep. Lonely and overweight, Dr. Pereira lives a quiet, monotonous existence. But when the charismatic Monteiro Rossi bursts into his life, everything changes. Seeing in him the son he never had, Pereira strikes up an unlikely alliance that will result in his political awakening and a devastating act of rebellion. This is his testimony.

Translated from the Italian.