All the Names

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Harvill, 2000 - Clerks - 243 pages
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Among the file-cards for the living and the dead, one - of an apparently ordinary woman - will transform his life.

By day Senhor Josť labours in the labyrinthine stacks of the city's central registry. By night he ferrets for facts about the famous, compiling his own archive of births, deaths and marriages. One day he chances upon an index card of an ordinary woman whose details hold as much fascination for him as any celebrity's. Striking forth from the regimentation of his daily life, Josť starts to track the woman down, obsessively following a thread of clues in a bid to rescue her from an oblivion deeper than the grave.

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In an unnamed country, in an unnamed city, Senhor Josť works at the Central Registry. The Registry is the repository for records of the important events in the lives of the city's citizenry. A card is ... Read full review

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

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
19
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About the author (2000)

Born in Portugal in 1922, Josť Saramago was one of the most important writers of his generation. He was in his fifties when he came to prominence as a novelist with the publication of Baltasar & Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, which included plays, poetry, short stories, non-fiction and over a dozen novels, including Blindness which was made into an acclaimed film. He has been translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died on 18 June 2010, shortly after the Portuguese publication of Cain.

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