The Words That RemainExploring Brazil’s little-known hinterland as well its urban haunts, this is a sweeping novel of repression, violence, and shame, along with their flip side: survival, endurance, and the ultimate triumph of an unforgettable figure on society’s margins.
Return to LatviaBuilding upon her celebrated autobiography Distant Fathers, Italian author Marina Jarre returns to her native Latvia for the first time since she left as a ten-year-old girl in 1935. A masterful collage-like work that is part travelogue, part memoir, part ruminative essay.
Professor Schiff’s GuiltAn Israeli professor travels to an imaginary West African nation to trace a slave-trading ancestor, only to be imprisoned there under a new law barring successive generations from profiting off the proceeds of slavery. Confined to a villa by local authorities, Professor Schiff meets a...