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Author: Jose Saramago

ISBN: 9780099581826
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1 September 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
In 1953, José Saramago submitted a novel to his publishers. Thirty-six years later, he heard back.

Called 'the book lost and found in time' by its author, Skylight is one of Saramago's earliest novels. The manuscript was lost in the publishers' offices in Lisbon for decades, and is only now being published in English.

Lisbon, late-1940s. The inhabitants of an old apartment block are struggling to make ends meet. There's the elderly shoemaker and his wife who take in a solitary young lodger; the woman who sells herself for money, clothes and jewellery; the cultivated family come down in the world, who live only for each other and for music; and the beautiful typist whose boss can't keep his eyes off her. Poisonous relationships, happy marriages, jealousy, gossip and love - Skylight brings together all the joys and grief of ordinary people.

About the Author

Jose Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922, he was in his sixties when he came to prominence as a writer w...

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