Love, Jeff

September 24, 2019

Translation of António Lobo Antunes, Until Stones Become Lighter Than Water. The Margellos World Republic of Letters. Yale University Press (September 24, 2019)

A novel about the horrors of war and its aftermath from one of Europe’s most brilliant authors. In this direct and vigorous tale, award-winning author António Lobo Antunes returns to the subject of the Portuguese colonial war in Angola with a dramatic account of atrocity and vengeance. Drawing on his own bitter experience as a soldier stationed for twenty-seven months in Angola, Lobo Antunes tells the story of a young African boy who is brought to Portugal by one of the soldiers who destroyed the child’s village, and of the boy’s subsequent brutal murder of this adoptive father figure at a ritual pig killing.

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