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The Killer

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Maiquel is a young used car salesman from the mean streets of Sao Paulo. He remembers a bit of poetry, he cares for his victims' loved ones, he ponders the soul of man. Definitely not your average killer. But his life in crime, begun by accident and continued by a chance opportunity, escalates to stunning heights. It starts with an innocent hairdying scene, followed by sex and a murder, as chillingly incidental as the opening to Camus' L'Etranger. Melo enters the naive, brutal and oddly sympathetic mind of the killer with a poetic stream of consciousness that grips you till the relentless end. Patricia Melo's is an acid vision of urban violence, but more, it is the brilliant portrait of a recognisable individual careering out of control. Every step of this novel is convincing and like Maiquel, you'll be devastated to see where it leads.
Translated from the Portuguese.

Item details

Author(s):
Melo, Patricia
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0747530149
ISBN-13:
9780747530145
Number of pages:
217
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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Maiquel is a young used car salesman from the mean streets of Sao Paulo. He remembers a bit of poetry, he cares for his victims' loved ones, he ponders the soul of man. Definitely not your average killer. But his life in crime, begun by accident and continued by a chance opportunity, escalates to stunning heights. It starts with an innocent hairdying scene, followed by sex and a murder, as chillingly incidental as the opening to Camus' L'Etranger. Melo enters the naive, brutal and oddly sympathetic mind of the killer with a poetic stream of consciousness that grips you till the relentless end. Patricia Melo's is an acid vision of urban violence, but more, it is the brilliant portrait of a recognisable individual careering out of control. Every step of this novel is convincing and like Maiquel, you'll be devastated to see where it leads.
Translated from the Portuguese.

Author(s):
Melo, Patricia
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0747530149
ISBN-13:
9780747530145
Number of pages:
217
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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