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by Victor Heringer
translated by James Young and Sophie Lewis

From the author of The Love of Singular Men comes a family saga like no other. Equal parts postmodern, tender and satirical, Glória follows three brothers as they do battle with online forums, religious hysteria, the art world of Rio de Janeiro, ants, aunts, love, humiliation and a stammering God.

‘Heringer scrambles genres – tragic romance, pulpy noir, family drama – to plumb the false solace that narrative promises… bracing, depraved, and, in the way only something truly melancholic can be, very funny.’ 

– Charlie Lee, The New York Review of Books

‘Ingenious like Cortazar or Nabokov, elliptical like Grace Paley, funny like Donald Barthelme. Upon finishing it you want to immediately meet the young man who wrote it, shake him vigorously by the hand and congratulate him on the beginning of a brilliant career.’

– Zadie Smith

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