Da natureza dos deuses
Rights sold:
  • Croatian Sandorf
  • English Dalkey Archive Press
  • French Bourgois
  • German Luchterhand-Verlagsgruppe Random House
  • Spanish Penguin Random House

Da natureza dos deuses / On the Nature of the Gods

Novel , 2015

Dom Quixote

The underlying theme of Da natureza dos deuses is power and how it is used.

This heartrending choral novel revolves around the extreme cruelty of the main character, the doctor, who escapes poverty to become lord and master of an empire. This harsh work reveals how power relationships, moral degradation, and destitution inevitably lead to extreme violence.

"Antunes has empathy for the contradictions of human feeling. He is a warm-blooded writer" –Michael Pye, New York Times Book Review

"Deserves a wide audience of discerning readers" –Washington Post