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What Can I Do When Everythings On Fire? António Lobo Antunes

What Can I Do When Everythings On Fire?

António Lobo Antunes

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ISBN : 9780393329483
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585 pages
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The razor-thin line between reality and madness is transgressed in this Faulknerian masterpiece, António Lobo Antuness first novel to appear in English in five years. What Can I Do When Everythings On Fire?, set in the steamy world of LisbonsMoreThe razor-thin line between reality and madness is transgressed in this Faulknerian masterpiece, António Lobo Antuness first novel to appear in English in five years. What Can I Do When Everythings On Fire?, set in the steamy world of Lisbons demimonde—a nightclub milieu of scorching intensity and kaleidoscopic beauty, a baleful planet populated by drag queens, clowns, and drug addicts—is narrated by Paolo, the son of Lisbons most legendary transvestite, who searches for his own identity as he recalls the harrowing death of his father, Carlos- the life of Carloss lover, Rui, a heroin addict and suicide- as well as the other denizens of this hallucinatory world. Psychologically penetrating, pregnant with literary symbolism, and deeply sympathetic in its depiction of societys dregs, Lobo Antuness novel ventriloquizes the voices of the damned in a poetic masterwork that recalls Joyces Ulysses with a dizzying farrago of urban images few readers will forget.