Found in Translation: Crooked Plow: A Novel by Itamar Vieira Junior translated by Johnny Lorenz
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Whether you're a seasoned traveler, a voracious reader, or a dreamer who wants to see the world, all are invited to our book club focused on international literature.

This month we'll discuss Crooked Plow: A Novel by Itamar Vieira Junior translated by Johnny Lorenz.

In Found in Translation, we will delve into a work of international literature in a small group setting.

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The prize winning international bestseller - 800,000 copies sold in Brazil

Shortlisted for The International Booker Prize 2024
Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award

'I heard  our grandmother asking what we were doing.'"Say something!" she demanded, threatening to tear out our tongues. Little did she know that one of us was holding her tongue in her hand.'

Deep in Brazil's neglected Bahia hinterland, two sisters find an ancient knife beneath their grandmother's bed and, momentarily mystified by its power, decide to taste its metal. The shuddering violence that follows marks their lives and binds them together forever.

Heralded as a new masterpiece, this fascinating and gripping story about the lives of subsistence farmers in Brazil's poorest region, three generations after the abolition of slavery, is at once fantastic and realist, covering themes of family, spirituality, slavery and its aftermath, and political struggle.

Crooked Plow: A Novel (Verso Fiction) By Itamar Vieira Junior, Johnny Lorenz (Translated by) Cover Image
By Itamar Vieira Junior, Johnny Lorenz (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781839766404
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Verso Fiction - June 27th, 2023