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Clarice Lispector

The Apple in the Dark

Described by Clarice Lispector as 'the best one', this intoxicating portrayal of a man searching for his destiny is her mystical, enigmatic masterpiece'All I've got is hunger. And that instable way of grasping an apple in the dark-without letting it fall'Martim, believing that he has committed a murder, flees the city and escapes into the night. Wandering through the vastness of nature he arrives, in a state of fear and wonder, at a remote ranch run by two women.

There Martim finds work and, as he labours in the blistering heat of the Brazilian summer, becomes transfigured; remade into something else entirely. Translated by Benjamin Moser

Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2023
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 400
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780241371350
ISBN 10: 024137135X

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The Apple in the Dark