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Late Summer : A Novel

Ruffato, Luiz, Sanches, Julia
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Other Press LLC
Published: July 6, 2021
ISBN: 9781635420203
224 pages
Country of publication: United States

£13.99

Sick and abandoned by his wife and son, Oseias decides to go back to his hometown after twenty years away. During this time apart, he has heard about his family only through sporadic phone calls from his younger sister, Isabela. The shadow of the suicide of their sister Ligia, when she was fifteen, lingers over Oseias as he tries to re-establish contact with his siblings. Each of them is absorbed in their own world: Rosana and her obsession with fitness; Isabela and her struggle to survive; Joao Lucio and his isolation. All of them are branded by loneliness, but most of all Oseias, who, misunderstood by his family members and old acquaintances, decides to put an end to his journey. Late Summer can be read as both the realistic story of a displaced man tortured by his unsuccessful attempt to redeem his past, and as a portrait of contemporary society, in which social classes have ruptured any form of dialogue between them, and people have become rogue planets whose paths cross occasionally, risking mutual destruction.

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