Saga of Brutes

Saga of Brutes

Book - 2016
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"Pulls together three fantastic stories .... Ana Paula Maia's narrative follows the invisible workingmen who carry society's burdens like Atlas. They exist in badness and fraternity, in high heat and intense speed. In the end, these heroes of vile circumstance are the soot-covered supermen who mine the center of the Earth, put out deadly fires, break endless asphalt, collect others' trash, and cremate bodies. But they, too, amount to nothing but carbo animalis--notwithstanding the impure relation of coal to diamonds. Without romanticizing her protagonists, Ana Paula Maia's fictional stories transmit some of the tender qualities of Brazil's brutish men and animals, building, like so many sand castles, a sustainable society on their sweat."--
Publisher: Victoria, TX : Dalkey Archive Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781628971460
1628971460
Branch Call Number: FIC MAIA 2016
Characteristics: 204 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Forman, Alexandra Joy

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