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Winner of the José Saramago Literary AwardIn an unnamed Portuguese village, against a backdrop of severe rural poverty, two generations of men and women struggle with love, violence, death, and—perhaps worst of all—the inescapability of fate. A pair of twins conjoined at the pinky, a 120-year-old wise man, a shepherd turned cuckold by a giant, and even the Devil himself make up the unforgettably oddball cast of The Implacable Order of Things. As these lost souls come together and drift apart, José Luís Peixoto masterfully reveals the absurd, heartbreaking, and ultimately bewitching aspects of human nature in a literary performance that heralds the arrival of an astoundingly gifted and poetic writer.

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The Implacable Order of Things by Jose Luis Peixoto

published date : 2008-07-29
authors : Jose Luis Peixoto
publishers : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
genre : Fiction, Literary
page count : 192
ISBN : 0385526784
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Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2001-08-21
Publisher by : Anchor

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Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-06-23
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Languange Used : en
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Languange Used : en
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