All the Names

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Harvill, 2000 - Clerks - 243 pages
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"Senhor Jose is a minor official in a registry office. He lives alone and spends his days in the documentation of the bare essentials birth, marriage and death of the lives of people he doesn t know. By chance he comes across a woman s file, in which her date and place of birth are not recorded, and his ordered, restricted life is turned upside down. Determined to discover more about the woman, he breaches all the regulations which have previously ruled his life. His quest becomes an obsession and gives a new meaning to his life yet his attempt to play God with other peoples lives is destined to create new mysteries and complexities. In Senhor Jose, drawn from isolation into contact with the messy realities of human relationships, Saramago has created one of his most memorable characters and All the Names is one of his most subtle and engaging novels. "

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a story that is unpredictable. great writing style. mysterious. Read full review

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My favorite Saramago novel, it kept me up reading in the middle of the night by the light of a flashlight. Read full review


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Josť Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922, he was in his sixties when he came to prominence as a writer with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Saramago died in June 2010.

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