Vivaldo Bonfim was a bored book-keeper whose main escape from the tedium of his work was provided by novels. In the office, he tended to read rather than work, and, one day, became so immersed in a book that he got lost and disappeared completely. That, at least, is the version given to Vivaldo's son, Elias, by his grandmother. One day, Elias sets off, like a modern-day Telemachus, in search of the father he never knew. His journey takes him through the plots of many classic novels, replete with murders, all-consuming passions, wild beasts and other literary perils, and the resulting novel is, at once, a celebration of filial love, friendship, and literature.
The Books That Devoured My Father The Strange and Magical Story of Vivaldo Bonfim
Paperback (28 Aug 2019) | English
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