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By Lucio Cardoso, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator), Robin Patterson (Translator)
ISBN: 9781940953502
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Published: Open Letter - December 13th, 2016

Winner of the 2017 Best Translated Book Award, CHRONICLE OF THE MURDERED HOUSE is a fun, and sometime funny, family melodrama involving extramarital affairs, incest, unrequited passions and revenge. Here the murdered house is the Charcara dos Menezes, the Brazilian country home of the locally prominent Meneses family and its three grown sons. The family’s arrogance leads the household and those within it down a course of decay – both spiritual and literal. CHRONICLE OF THE MURDERED HOUSE earns pride of place as a classic of world literature because it is a complete novel: fully realized characters, expressive writing, an exciting, finely plotted story and enduring reflections on the human condition.