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  • Vampire in Loveby Margaret Jull Costa

    And Other Stories Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    Gathered for the first time in English and spanning his entire career, Vampire in Love offers a selection of the Spanish master Enrique Vila-Matas’s finest short stories. An effeminate, hunchbacked barber on the verge of death falls in love with a choir boy. A fledgling writer on amphetamines visits Marguerite Duras’s Paris apartment and watches his... more...

  • The Elephant's Journeyby José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    For two years Solomon the elephant has lived in Lisbon. Now King Dom João III wishes to make him a wedding gift for a Hapsburg archduke in Vienna. The only way for Solomon to get to his new home is to walk. So begins a journey that will take the stalwart elephant across the dusty plains of Castile, over the sea to Genoa and up to northern Italy where,... more...

  • Small Memoriesby José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    Born in Portugal in 1922 in the tiny village of Azinhaga, José Saramago was only eighteen months old when he moved with his father and mother to live in a series of cramped lodgings in a working-class neighbourhood of Lisbon. Nevertheless, he would return to the village throughout his childhood and adolescence, its river landscape and olive groves... more...

  • The Accordionist's Sonby Bernardo Atxaga; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.09

    The Accordionist's Son is a remarkably powerful and accomplished novel, exploring the life of David Imaz, a former inhabitant of the Basque village of Obaba, now living in exile and ill-health on a ranch in California. As a young man, David divides his time between his uncle's ranch and his life in the village, where he reluctantly practises the... more...

  • Cainby José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    After killing his brother Abel, Cain must wander for ever. He witnesses Noah's ark, the destruction of the Tower of Babel, Moses and the golden calf. He is there in time to save Abraham from sacrificing Isaac when God's angel arrives late after a wing malfunction. Written in the last years of Saramago's life, Cain wittily tackles many of the moral... more...

  • Seven Houses in Franceby Bernardo Atxaga; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    1903, and Captain Lalande Biran, overseeing a garrison on the banks of the Congo, has an ambition: to amass a fortune and return to the literary cafés of Paris. His glamorous wife Christine has a further ambition: to own seven houses in France, a house for every year he has been abroad. At the Captain’s side are an ex-legionnaire womaniser, and... more...

  • Hunting the Last Wild Manby Angela Vallvey; Margaret Jull Costa

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Falling somewhere between Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, Hunting the Last Wild Man tells the story of Candela and her extended family of nine women. Our protagonist has had her disappointments in love and floats from one job to another, ending up at the local mortuary as an apprentice embalmer.... more...

  • Raised from the Groundby José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    This early work is deeply personal and José Saramago 's most autobiographical, following the changing fortunes of the Mau-Tempo family – poor, landless peasants not unlike the author’s own grandparents. Saramago charts the family's lives in Alentjo, southern Portugal, as national and international events rumble on in the background – the coming of... more...

  • The Doubleby José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    Watching a rented video, Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is shocked to notice that one of the actors is identical to him in every physical detail. He embarks on a secret quest to find his double and sets in motion a train of events that he cannot control. Saramago's novel explores the nature of individuality and examines the fear and insecurity that arise... more...

  • Death at Intervalsby José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.68

    In an unnamed country, on the first day of the New Year, people stop dying. There is great celebration and people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Soon, though, the residents begin to suffer. Undertakers face bankruptcy, the church is forced to reinvent its doctrine, and local 'maphia' smuggle those... more...