THE LOVE OF SINGULAR MEN
By Victor Heringer
Translated from Portuguese by James Young
Rio de Janeiro, the 1970s. One hot Brazilian summer, Camilo meets Cosme and the two teenage boys discover a new kind of tenderness. But an act of violence will shatter their intimate world, and change the trajectory of their young lives. An incisive exploration of Brazilian society and a tender account of first love and revenge, The Love of Singular Men is an exhilarating novel, which sparkles with wit and playful ingenuity.
‘When you read something genuinely new it’s hard to describe it – you end up settling for comparisons – and [this] is truly a singular novel. It’s 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. But Victor Heringer is gone. He left this beautiful book behind.’– Zadie Smith
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Marzahn, Mon Amour wins Dublin Literary Award
We are delighted to share the news that Marzahn, Mon Amour by Katja Oskamp has been awarded the 2023 Dublin Literary Award. The 2023 Judging Panel commented:
“Every so often, you come across a novel whose simple, direct honesty knocks you sideways. There is an unaffected humility and generosity about Katja Oskamp’s Marzhan, Mon Amour… To read it in Jo Heinrich’s translation from the German is to feel Katja Oskamp’s all-encompassing embrace of her world.”