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Skylight
Skylight | José Saramago
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The inklings of Saramago s style swell throughout . . . "Skylight" shines. " New York Times" Unmistakably Saramago . . . There is no shortage of wonders to be found in ["Skylight"]. "Washington Post" A fascinating and startlingly mature work . . . The book is a gem. "Boston Globe" Lisbon, late 1940s. The inhabitants of a faded apartment building are struggling to make ends meet: Silvio the cobbler and his wife take in a disaffected young lodger; Dona Lidia, a retired prostitute, is kept by a businessman with a roving eye. Humble salesman Emilio s Spanish wife is in a permanent rage; beautiful Claudinha s boss lusts for her; Justina and her womanizer husband live at war with each other. Happy marriages, abusive relationships, jealousy, gossip, love "Skylight"is a portrait of ordinary people painted by the master of the quotidian, a great observer of the immense beauty and profound hardship of the modern world. The gifted young Saramago makes these characters click together in a way that's extremely sympathetic. NPR, "All Things Considered" It was only a matter of time before a work of such extraordinary honesty and perception would make its way into the world. "San Francisco Chronicle""
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Wonderful book about life, freedom and love #claraboia #svjetlarnik #croatian

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