Enigmas of Spring
Published by: Deep Vellum Publishing
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
176 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in
- Published: February 2016
Majnun lives his life online in his grandparents' well-appointed home in the Brazilian capital. No school, no work--just bored in Brasilia. After falling in love with a married woman, however, he flees to Madrid with friends, intent on, well . . . something. Writing a historical novel about medieval Spain? Or perhaps converting to Islam and heading to North Africa? As Majnun floats through the crowds of Catholics, through encounters with legitimate medievalists, through romances, friendships, mosques, and palaces, his vague interests threaten to boil over into violent, even deadly action.
Enigma's of Spring is longlisted for the "Brazilian Booker," prize for Novel of the Year, the 2016 Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura
"Among our country's greatest authors. Brazil is summed up in his pages." -Moacyr Scliar