Title: Act of the Damned : A Novel
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Clean tight copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000336
Synopsis: As the socialist revolution closes in, a once-wealthy Portuguese family is accused of economic sabotage and must escape across the border to Spain. But the patriarch lies dying, and his greedy son-in-law is scheming to secure the remains of the crumbling estate for himself. Only other family members keep getting in the way.
From the Back Cover: As the socialist revolution closes in, a once-wealthy Portuguese family is accused of "economic sabotage". They must escape across the border to Spain, then on to Brazil - but the family is bankrupt, financially and spiritually. The patriarch, Diogo, lies dying, while his rapacious offspring rifle through his belongings, searching for his will. Told through a rippling overlay of voices, Act of the Damned circles closer and closer to the revelation of the diabolical immorality of Diogo's greedy son-in-law Rodrigo ... who has fathered a child on his own bastard daughter and who is closing in on Diogo's crumbling estate. In the oppressive autumn heat, the characters' schemes ebb and flow in an atmosphere of decrepit elegance, tarnished silver, and rotting brocade. When the moment of departure finally arrives, the scene shifts from chaos to vacuum and Rodrigo finds himself no longer at the center of the group but firmly, terrifyingly, outside and alone.
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