The Tower of Glass

The Tower of Glass


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The five interlocking stories in The Tower Of Glass create a singular, powerful account of a nation in turmoil - and a prophetic warning about an oppressive government's need to control not just the society but the mind. Through symbolism, wry humour, and outrageous sexual frankness, Ivan Angelo tells of businessmen and whores, poor working people and Death Squads, truth and illusion, and methods of political manipulation and terror. From the gritty, bawdy story of "Bete the Streetwalker" to the Kafkaesque portrait of a prison made of glass, the fictional pieces demonstrate Angelo's masterful wordplay, and his ability to take formal and structural risks without a false step.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564783462
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ignacio de Loyola Brandao began his career writing film reviews and went on to work for one of the principal newspapers in Sao Paulo. Initially banned in Brazil, his novel Zero went on to win the prestigious Brasilia Prize and become a controversial bestseller. Brandao is the author of more than a half-dozen works of fiction, including Zero, Teeth Under the Sun, Angel of Death, and The Good-Bye Angel.

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