The Spies

by Luís Fernando Veríssimo, Margaret Jull Costa

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A frustrated publisher receives a mysterious angst-ridden manuscript: 'a friend' must send it in installments; its contents would put the author in danger.

As he pieces together the story, he learns that the author is the wife of one of the two Martelli brothers - gangsters who dominate a small town in the Brazilian interior. Surely her dark outpourings are a cry for help?

One by one, he dispatches his motley collection of friends to Frondosa - a town totally obsessed with five-a-side football - to investigate and to bring her to safety.


  • Quercus Publishing; October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780857384379
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  • Title: The Spies
  • Author: Luís Fernando Veríssimo; Margaret Jull Costa (trans.)
  • Imprint: MacLehose Press
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About The Author

Luís Fernando Veríssimo is a satirist, cartoonist, translator, television writer, saxophonist, playwright and novelist. With over sixty published titles, he is one of the most popular of contemporary Brazilian writers.

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  • 9780857384379