F: Romance

Editora Companhia das Letras

Uma divertida e emocionante tragicomédia familiar sobre as diversas faces da verdade e o terrível poder da sorte.Quando o aspirante a escritor Arthur Friedland levou seus filhos para assistir ao show do grande mestre hipnotizador Lindemann, considerava-se completamente imune à hipnose e de bom grado se submete aos poderes do especialista. No entanto, quando este traz à tona seus desejos mais profundos e ordena-o que os realize, Arthur desaparece com as economias da família e se torna um autor místico mundialmente famoso. Enquanto isso, seus três filhos esquecidos lutam para seguir com a vida. O tímido Martin se torna um padre sem vocação; Eric, um economista à beira da ruína e Ivan, o artista da família, se revela um falsificador de quadros. No verão que antecede a crise financeira global, os três se reencontram, e as consequências serão cataclísmicas. Farsa, fé, fraude e falsificação são apenas alguns dos possíveis significados para o título deste divertido romance de uma das vozes mais originais da ficção de língua alemã.
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About the author

Daniel Kehlmann nasceu em Munique, em 1975. Hoje vive em Viena e é um dos autores mais festejados da língua alemã, vencedor dos prêmios literários Heinrich von Kleist, Thomas Mann e da Fundação Konrad Adenauer.
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Publisher
Editora Companhia das Letras
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Published on
Sep 28, 2017
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Pages
264
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ISBN
9788543810867
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Language
Portuguese
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Genres
Fiction / Literary
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F is for family. F is for fortune. F is for fraud. F is for fate.
 
From the internationally acclaimed author of Measuring the World, here is a dazzling tragicomedy about three brothers whose father takes on the occult and both wins and loses.
 
Arthur is a dilettante, a wannabe writer who decides to fill an afternoon by taking his three young sons to a performance by the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. While allowing one of them to be called onto the stage and made a spectacle of, Arthur declares himself to be immune to hypnosis and a disbeliever in all magic. But the Great Lindemann knows better. He gets Arthur to tell him his deepest secrets and then tells him to make them real. That night, Arthur empties the family bank account, takes his passport, and vanishes. He’s going to become a world-famous author, a master of the mystical. (F is for fake.)
 
But what of the boys? Martin, painfully shy, grows up to be a Catholic priest without a vocation. (F is for faith, and lack of it.) Eric becomes a financier (F is for fraud), losing touch with reality as he faces ruin, while Ivan, destined for glory as a painter, instead becomes a forger. (F is for forgery, too.) They’ve settled into their life choices, but when the summer of the global financial crisis dawns they’re thrown together again with cataclysmic results.
 
Wildly funny, heartbreaking, tragic, Daniel Kehlmann’s novel about truth, family, and the terrible power of fortune is a fictional triumph.


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