In your hands by Ines Pedrosa

F5502B60-25A6-44B0-BC6E-B4D845361ECDBook set in Lisbon, Portugal. Reviewed on 2020/05:

Reading books at the same time forces me to compares them right away. Despite being an enthralling and fascinating story, I couldn’t help but to compare it with the other two fantastic stories I was reading. #pedrosa herself even divides the story in three different voices with their own respective writing genres. I understand that each voice corresponded to a different #portuguese generation. However, the last two felt disconnected from the powerful first story: #lovetriangle that dares not to speak its name. By the end of #jennysdiary , I just wanted to know more and more about her and #antónio and #pedro . Personally, I believe that the most outstanding thing happening in this book is the translation. #andrearosenberg does a marvelous job at keeping a sense of nostalgia and melancholy for doom and solitude which seems so natural to the Portuguese language. I would love to hear from anyone who had read the original. I still enjoyed reading the entire book. However, I wish the powerful first part had either been continued throughout or just cut right there. #inyourhands#inespedrosa #portugueseliterature#lisboa #lisbon #mozambique#amazoncrossing #revolution#nastuasmãos #carnationrevolution#inêspedrosa #nastuasmaos

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