Sep 25, 2020
O Vendedor de Passados
Posted by José Eduardo Agualusa

F lix Ventura escolheu um estranho of cio vende passados falsos Os seus clientes, pr speros empres rios, pol ticos, generais, enfim, a emergente burguesia angolana, t m o seu futuro assegurado Falta lhes, por m, um bom passado F lix fabrica lhes uma genealogia de luxo, mem rias felizes, consegue lhes os retratos dos ancestrais ilustres A vida corre lhe bem Uma noiteF lix Ventura escolheu um estranho of cio vende passados falsos Os seus clientes, pr speros empres rios, pol ticos, generais, enfim, a emergente burguesia angolana, t m o seu futuro assegurado Falta lhes, por m, um bom passado F lix fabrica lhes uma genealogia de luxo, mem rias felizes, consegue lhes os retratos dos ancestrais ilustres A vida corre lhe bem Uma noite entra lhe em casa, em Luanda, um misteriosos estrangeiro procura de uma identidade angolana E ent o, numa vertigem, o passado irrompe pelo presente e o imposs vel come a a acontecer S tira feroz, mas divertida e bem humorada, actual sociedade angolana, O Vendedor de Passados tamb m ou principalmente uma reflex o sobre a constru o da mem ria e os seus equ vocos.

  • Title: O Vendedor de Passados
  • Author: José Eduardo Agualusa
  • ISBN: 9789722026673
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • O Vendedor de Passados F lix Ventura escolheu um estranho of cio vende passados falsos Os seus clientes pr speros empres rios pol ticos generais enfim a emergente burguesia angolana t m o seu futuro assegurado Falta l

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