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Alberto Mussa

Alberto Mussa (1961) is a writer from Rio de Janeiro

The Mystery of Rio

Original title: O senhor do lado esquerdo (2011)
Author: Alberto Mussa
Translator: Alex Ladd

Rio de Janeiro, 1913. The Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic is murdered at the former home of the Marquesa de Santos, known as the House of Exchanges, a sophisticated brothel where secret meetings take place. Under the guise of a medical clinic, the brothel is run by a scientist obsessed with the study of female sexual fantasies. During the criminal investigation, a forensic expert who frequents the House comes face to face with a rogue from Cais do Porto possibly involved in the murder. The two begin a competition to figure out who is the greatest seducer. (Source: publisher)


The Mystery of Rio_Alberto Mussa

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Europa Editions (September 3, 2013)
Translator: Alex Ladd
ISBN-10: 1609451368
ISBN-13: 978-1609451363
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The Riddle of Qaf

Original title: O Enigma de Qaf (2004)
Author: Alberto Mussa
Translator: Lennie Larkin

The search for the origins of a forgotten sacred poem is at the heart of this novel about a modern Brazilian poet of Lebanese descent who travels to the Middle East to uncover the truth about what he believes may be part of a group of pre-Islamic poems. Following the model of A Thousand and One Nights, the novel is a quest through time and language that recounts many of the poet’s experiences as he travels through the deserts of Arabia in search of a beautiful woman whose beauty remains hidden until the circularity of the riddle of Qaf is solved. (Source: publisher)


The Riddle of Oaf_Alberto Mussa

Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Aflame Books (October 1, 2008)
Translator: Lennie Larkin
ISBN-10: 1906300038
ISBN-13: 978-1906300036
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