Original title: A saga dos brutos (trilogy – 2009)
Author: Ana Paula Maia
Translator: Alexandra Joy Forman

This title will be released on October 28, 2016.

Saga of Brutes pulls together three fantastic stories “Between Dog Fights and Pig Slaughter,” “The Dirty Work of Others,” and “Bone Char,” published for the first time as a single volume. Ana Paula Maia’s narrative follows the invisible workingmen who carry society’s burdens like Atlas. They exist in badness and fraternity, in high heat and intense speed. In the end, these heroes of vile circumstance are the soot-covered supermen who mine the center of the Earth, put out deadly fires, break endless asphalt, collect others’ trash, and cremate bodies. But they, too, amount to nothing but carbo animalis―notwithstanding the impure relation of coal to diamonds. Without romanticizing her protagonists, Ana Paula Maia’s fictional stories transmit some of the tender qualities of Brazil’s brutish men and animals, building, like so many sand castles, a sustainable society on their sweat. (Source: publisher)

Saga of Brutes_Ana Paula Maia

Series: Brazilian Literature
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (October 28, 2016)
Translator: Alexandra Joy Forman
ISBN-10: 1628971460
ISBN-13: 978-1628971460
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