Uma De Duas

Editora Todavia S.A
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Uma das joias de Daniel Sada, autor de uma das obras mais ambiciosas do nosso espanhol, de acordo com Roberto Bolaño. As irmãs Gamal, habitantes de uma de uma pequena localidade no norte do México, são gêmeas idênticas. Órfãs desde pequenas, elas foram apanhadas por uma tia piedosa e levadas para Ocampo, onde cresceram e abriram uma oficina de costura. Aos quase quarenta anos, ambas têm alguns quilos extras, são solteiras e fieis, acima de tudo, à própria semelhança. Como diz o narrador logo nas primeiras páginas, "pela vida afora, sua única importância tem residido em sua semelhança, esse duplo sentido que provavelmente é um". Mesmo depois de adultas, elas cultivam um prazer perverso em confundir as pessoas sobre qual delas é qual, inclusive seus próprios pretendentes. Mas qual das duas casará com o pretendente atraente que compartilham entre risos, se ambas querem encontrar o amor de sua vida o mais rápido possível? Como podem se separar, se sua única distinção, seu único diferencial, reside justamente em ser idênticas? Pouco a pouco, a mesma igualdade que gera confiança torna-se um duelo de traição e vingança que levará à crueldades refinadas.
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About the author

Daniel Sada foi um poeta, jornalista e escritor mexicano. Morreu em 2011, aos 58 anos.
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Editora Todavia S.A
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Published on
Nov 1, 2017
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Pages
104
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ISBN
9788593828225
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Language
Portuguese (Portugal)
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Fiction / Literary
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Daniel Sada
"Of my generation I most admire Daniel Sada, whose writing project seems to me the most daring." —Roberto Bolaño

This Rabelaisian tale of lust and longing in the drier precincts of postwar Mexico introduces one of Latin America's most admired writers to the English-speaking world.

Demetrio Sordo is an agronomist who passes his days in a dull but remunerative job at a ranch near Oaxaca. It is 1945, World War II has just ended, but those bloody events have had no impact on a country that is only on the cusp of industrializing. One day, more bored than usual, Demetrio visits a bordello in search of a libidinous solution to his malaise. There he begins an all-consuming and, all things considered, perfectly satisfying relationship with a prostitute named Mireya.

A letter from his mother interrupts Demetrio's debauched idyll: she asks him to return home to northern Mexico to accompany her to a wedding in a small town on the edge of the desert. Much to his mother's delight, he meets the beautiful and virginal Renata and quickly falls in love—a most proper kind of love.

Back in Oaxaca, Demetrio is torn, the poor cad. Naturally he tries to maintain both relationships, continuing to frolic with Mireya and beginning a chaste correspondence with Renata. But Mireya has problems of her own—boredom is not among them—and concocts a story that she hopes will help her escape from the bordello and compel Demetrio to marry her. Almost Never is a brilliant send-up of Latin American machismo that also evokes a Mexico on the verge of dramatic change.

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