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The Occupation (A ocupação)

Known and celebrated in Brazil and abroad for his novel RESISTANCE, Julián Fuks comes back to his alter ego Sebastián in a narrative alternating between the writer’s conversations with refugees occupying a building in downtown São Paulo, his father’s sickness, and his wife’s pregnancy. With impeccable prose, the author builds associations that go beyond the obvious, not only between glimpsing a life's beginning and end, but also between the building’s occupation and his wife's pregnancy — showcasing the various forms of occupation while exposing the frailty of life, the risk of solitude and the brutality of not belonging.

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Territories: Brazil: Companhia das Letras; World English: Charco Press
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