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Zero (1972) [Novel]
by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Against a backdrop of political corruption José lives an ordinary life, working a dead-end job catching mice in a dingy movie theater. Everything changes when he meets his wife Rosa thanks to the help of the Happy Heart Marriage Agency. They seem to have an understanding: José isn't bothered by Rosa's dishonesty, extra weight, and fantastically promiscuous past; Rosa isn't too put off by José's clubbed foot, periodic blackouts, or lack of direction--she just wants a house. Pragmatic, José sets out to get the money necessary to make that possible. And in doing so, he manages to become a robber, sniper, and political subversive wanted by the government. Deploying fast-paced, short chapters in a number of styles, Brandão deftly presents an array of engaging characters and conflicts, vividly depicting the absurdity of a repressive political regime with exceptional daring and humor.

Original title: Zero
Original languages: Portuguese


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Zero

Zero (1983)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ellen Watson
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Zero (December 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Champaign, IL
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564783318
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.5 x 1
Pages: 305

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Zero (October 1983)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780380845330
Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.7 x 1.1 in
Pages: 317

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