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The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao - cover

The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao

Martha Batalha

Translator Eric M.B. Becker

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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'Zesty' Daily Mail
 
'A real gem of a book' Stylist
 
A wickedly funny tale of two rebellious sisters in 1940s Rio de Janeiro
 
‘Why Euridice and Antenor married, no one knows for certain.’
 
Euridice is bright and ambitious. But this is Brazil in the 1940s, and society expects her to be a loving wife and mother. While Antenor is busy congratulating himself on his excellent catch, Euridice spends her humdrum days ironing his shirts and removing the lumps of onion from his food, dreaming of the success she could have made of herself – as a writer, dressmaker or culinary whizz – in another life.
 
Her free-spirited sister Guida, on the other hand, is the kind of person who was ‘born knowing everything’. When she returns from her failed elopement with stories of heartbreak and loss, the lives of Euridice and her husband are thrown into confusion, with disastrous consequences.
 
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao is a darkly comic debut, bursting with vibrant Brazilian spirit and unforgettable characters – a jubilant novel about the emancipation of women.

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