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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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

Contents

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

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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