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Amora by Natalia Borges Polesso, Julia Sanches

Amora: Stories

Natalia Borges Polesso, Julia Sanches

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Imprint: AmazonCrossing
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 19 May 2020
ISBN: 9781542004336

Sweeping nearly every major Brazilian literary prize in 2016—including the Prêmio Jabuti and Prêmio Açorianos de Literatura—Amora has propelled Natalia Borges Polesso to the forefront of the international literary world.

4 stars out of 5
Holly Williams
25 May 2020

"Polesso’s writing is brisk and fresh, and she captures the bleak human comedy of the myriad ways we mess up when it comes to matters of the heart"

Polesso’s writing is brisk and fresh, and she captures the bleak human comedy of the myriad ways we mess up when it comes to matters of the heart. Her women often have a hefty sense of self-loathing, and a drily pained view of the world.

But Polesso can be sweet too. She offers windows into the private worlds created by long-term lovers; Marila Wakes Up, about an elderly couple still navigating how to show affection, is especially touching. Occasionally, however, the form becomes a little too cute in Polesso’s hands: she’s fond of tying stories off with a sentimental moment, like a neat bow.

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