The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
Lisbon. 1936. Ricardo Reis is a doctor, returning to his native Portugal from Brazil after 16 years away. But what kind of doctor is he? His companions include: the ghost of the poet Pessoa; a girl with a paralysed hand; and the hotel chambermaid, who slips into his bed at night.
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Saramago's novels leave me in awe of how deftly he balances history, literary allusion, politics, philosophy, and an intense understanding of human psychology. Even in translation, there are passages ... Read full review