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The Implacable Order of Things (Signed First Edition)

Peixoto, Jose Luis (author); Richard Zenith (translator)

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ISBN 10: 0385524463 / ISBN 13: 9780385524469
Published by Doubleday (New York), 2009
New Condition: New Hardcover
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First edition. First printing. Hardbound. NEW! A pristine unread copy, very fine/very fine in all repsects. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page with one of his illustrations and also signed by tranlsator. Purchased new and never opened except for both to sign. Bookseller Inventory # 0509hvd-5

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Title: The Implacable Order of Things (Signed First...

Publisher: Doubleday (New York)

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A mesmerizing tale of love and jealousy by Portugal’s most acclaimed young novelist.

Set in an unnamed Portuguese village against a backdrop of severe rural poverty, The Implacable Order of Things is told from the various points of view of two generations of men and women, hardened by hunger and toil and driven by a fate beyond them to fulfill their roles in the never-ending cycle of violence, retribution and death.

José, a taciturn shepherd, sees his happiness crumble when “the devil” tells him he is being cuckolded. Old Gabriel offers wise counsel, while a different kind of love story develops concerning Moisés and Elias, conjoined twins attached at the tips of their little fingers. Unable to live without each other, they find their tender communion shattered when Moisés falls in love with the local cook. And, of course, there is the Devil himself. Love may be a luxury, but there are moments of the greatest tenderness among even the most unlikely lovers.

Written with subtle prose and powerful imagery, The Implacable Order of Things draws us into this unique and richly textured world. It is a novel of haunting beauty and heralds the arrival of an astoundingly gifted and poetic writer.

About the Author:

José Luís Peixoto was born in 1974 in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. A poet, playwright, and novelist, he has received numerous awards for his writing. Published and acclaimed in more than twelve languages, The Implacable Order of Things won the José Saramago Prize in 2001.

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