Pocketbok Black Swan. 2007. 301 sidor.
By the Author of Brick Lane. For some, Mamarrosa is a place you merely pass through. For others it is somewhere from which you want to escape. Some people come here to disappear. A small town in rural Portugal, it is on the way to other places, but you rarely stop there. And those who do usually have a reason. Men and women, children and old people tell their stories, piece by piece, locals, expatriates., tourists alike, and in so doing assemble the story of the town itself, a tale of exile and belonging, rich with resonance and regret. "A kind of Portuguese version of Under Milk Wood...wise, graceful and supremely elegant" Daily Telegraph. "This stunning fiction will knock you off your feet."Oprah Magazine