Balada da praia dos câes / Ballad of Dog's Beach. Dossier of a Crime
Novel , 1982
Winner of the Grand Prize for Fiction of the Portuguese Writer's Association and published in UK to critical acclaim.
In Portugal, in the 60s, the corpse of a man appears on Dog's Beach. The corpse is identified as the major Dantas, a man wanted by authorities after his escape from a military prison where he was awaiting trial for insurrection.