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By Julian Barnes

In may possibly 1937 a guy in his early thirties waits through the elevate of a Leningrad condo block. He waits throughout the evening, watching for to be taken away to the large condo. Any megastar he has recognized within the earlier decade isn't any use to him now. And few who're taken to the massive residence ever return.

So starts Julian Barnes's first novel considering his Booker-winning The experience of an finishing. a narrative concerning the collision of artwork and gear, approximately human compromise, human cowardice and human braveness, it's the paintings of a real grasp.

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A Amazônia não dá descanso. Trabalhar... " A cozinheira catou as espinhas do peixe e serviu duas postas para Jano; de vez em quando vinha ver se ele queria alguma coisa. No fim do almoço, perguntou pela patroa: fazia muito tempo que dona Alicia não vinha à Vila. "Acho que não vem mais... nunca mais", lamentou; Jano, olhando para a cadeira vazia do filho. " No armazém, a juta ia passar pela prensa mecânica para depois ser enfardada e transportada para o batelão Santa Maria, atracado no paraná do Ramos.

Amanhã quero conversar contigo, Lavo. " Os dois ainda ficaram uns minutos na entrada da Vila da Ópera; depois caminharam em direções opostas. ". " "Essa indecente não veio encomendar vestido... " Não se dirigia a mim: falava sozinha, ou com a máquina de costura. 100 No bar do Cabaré, na Frei José dos Inocentes, tio Ran comeu os olhos de um peixe frito, chupou a cabeça e a mastigou com gana. Esfregou as mãos gordurosas na toalha, acendeu um cigarro. ", perguntei. "Alduíno Arana", disse ele, soprando fumaça no prato para espantar as moscas.

Repeli tiu: "Na catedral... Vai lá na taberna do Saúva e pergunta aos teus amigos... pergunta ao arcebispo de Manaus". "Por que? O pai dele é aquele ricaço português, não épor isso? Um viúvo milionário que tem só um filho, e esse sujeito se apaixonou por ti. e tu pensas que isso vai ser tua salvação... " 1 ate hoje não sei decifrar sua expressão, porque ela não ria mais, e era% difícil perceber algum sentimento no rosto trancado: nem ternura nem arrependimento, talvez uma ponta de dor ou desespero, não sei...

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