One of the Most Anticipated Titles

of 2016 by Buzzfeed, Bustle,

Flavorwire, Ploughshares and

Brooklyn Magazine

Best Book of February by Vogue,

Elle, BookPage, iTunes, Bustle,

and the BBC

“a playful portrait of the artist

as a young translator... it reads like

an Ali Smith novel with a fun Brazilian

noir vibe."

-Publishers Weekly, starred and

boxed review

“...a tour de force.

Delightful and original."


“...a dazzling, truly memorable work of humor and heart.”


"I FELL IMMEDIATELY UNDER THE SPELL of this short, strange, glorious novel.


“A lush page-turner, a journey into the unique madness of modern Brazil, and A JOYFUL RIDE into the crazed passion of literary creation itself.”


“...the most sublime novel I've read in a long time.”

-Francisco Goldman