The Book of Chameleons

A Novel
Simon + Schuster Inc. (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 17. Juni 2008
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  • 192 Seiten
978-1-4165-8809-2 (ISBN)
Félix Ventura trades in an unusual commodity; he is a dealer in memories, clandestinely selling new pasts to people whose futures are secure and who lack only a good lineage to complete their lives. In this completely original murder mystery, where people are not who they seem and the briefest of connections leads to the forging of entirely new histories, a bookish albino, a beautiful woman, a mysterious foreigner, and a witty talking lizard come together to discover the truth of their lives. Set in Angola, Agualusa's tale darts from tormented past to dream-filled present with a lightness that belies the savage history of a country in which many have something to forget -- and to hide.

A brilliant American debut by one of the most lauded writers in the Portuguese-speaking world, this is a beautifully written and always surprising tale of race, truth, and the transformative power of creativity.

  • Englisch
  • Riverside
  • |
  • USA
  • 0,21 MB
978-1-4165-8809-2 (9781416588092)
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Jose Eduardo Agualusa
  • Cover
  • Praise
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Epigraph
  • A Little Night-Time God
  • The House
  • The Foreigner
  • A Ship Filled with Voices
  • Dream No. 1
  • Alba
  • The Birth of José Buchmann
  • Dream No. 2
  • Splendorium
  • A Gecko's Philosophy
  • Illusions
  • My First Death Didn't Kill Me
  • Dream No. 3
  • Spirit-Scarers
  • Dream No. 4
  • I, Eulálio
  • Rain on Childhood
  • Between Life and Books
  • The Small World
  • The Scorpion
  • The Minister
  • The Fruit of Difficult Years
  • Dream No. 5
  • Real Characters
  • Anticlimax
  • Irrelevant Lives
  • Edmundo Barata dos Reis
  • Love, a Crime
  • The Cry of the Bougainvillea
  • The Man in the Mask
  • Dream No. 6
  • Félix Ventura Begins to Keep a Diary

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