Original title: K. – Relato de uma Busca (2011)
Author: Bernardo Kucinski
Translator: Sue Branford
Shortlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
A remarkable novel written by the Brazilian journalist Bernardo Kucinski. K is the story of a father who searches desperately for his daughter, ‘disappeared’ during the military dictatorship in Brazil. The father is himself a refugee from Poland in the 1930s. He is racked by feelings of guilt—that because he was immersed in his Yiddish writing and scholarship, he did not really know his daughter or the danger that threatened her. The novel is based on a true story – the disappearance of Kucinski’s younger sister in 1973. As the author says, ‘Everything in this book is invented but almost everything happened’. The first Brazilian edition sold out in a few weeks, and the novel has been shortlisted for literary awards in Brazil and Portugal. (Source: publisher)
Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Latin America Bureau (29 Jan. 2013) Translator: Sue Branford ISBN-10: 189936577X ISBN-13: 978-1899365777 Click here to buy this book