Crooked Plow

Crooked Plow - Verso Fiction

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Publisher's Synopsis

Shortlisted for The International Booker Prize 2024

'I heard our grandmother asking what we were doing.'"Say something!" she demanded, threatening to tear out our tongues. Little did she know that one of us was holding her tongue in her hand.'

Deep in Brazil's neglected Bahia hinterland, two sisters find an ancient knife beneath their grandmother's bed and, momentarily mystified by its power, decide to taste its metal. The shuddering violence that follows marks their lives and binds them together forever.

Heralded as a new masterpiece and the most important Brazilian novel of this century, this fascinating and gripping story about the lives of subsistence farmers in the Brazil's poorest region, three generations after the abolition of slavery in that country is at once fantastic and realist, covering themes of family, spirituality, slavery and its aftermath and political struggle.

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Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year.

Book information

ISBN: 9781839766404
Publisher: Verso
Imprint: Verso
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 869.35
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 26135
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 238g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 22mm