A hovering, symphonic epic by way of the Portuguese grasp novelist, thought of to be the "heir to Conrad and Faulkner" (George Steiner).
The razor-thin line among fact and insanity is transgressed during this Faulknerian masterpiece, António Lobo Antunes's first novel to seem in English in 5 years. What am i able to Do whilst Everything's On Fire?, set within the steamy international of Lisbon's demimonde—a nightclub milieu of hot depth and kaleidoscopic good looks, a baleful planet populated by means of drag queens, clowns, and drug addicts—is narrated by way of Paolo, the son of Lisbon's such a lot mythical transvestite, who searches for his personal identification as he remembers the harrowing dying of his father, Carlos; the lifetime of Carlos's lover, Rui, a heroin addict and suicide; in addition to the opposite denizens of this hallucinatory global. Psychologically penetrating, pregnant with literary symbolism, and deeply sympathetic in its depiction of society's dregs, Lobo Antunes's novel ventriloquizes the voices of the damned in a poetic masterwork that remembers Joyce's Ulysses with a dizzying farrago of city pictures few readers will forget.
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