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
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: The Spies
- Author: Luís Fernando Veríssimo; Margaret Jull Costa (trans.)
Imprint: MacLehose Press
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.