From Our Editors
A Portuguese proofreader changes history by altering a word in a text and wins the affection of his supervisor, Maria Sara. Instead of firing Raimundo for getting the facts wrong, Maria urges him to rewrite the history of the siege of Lisbon as if it were a historical romance. History of the Siege of Lisbon is a charming novel by Jose ...
From the Publisher
In this 'ingenious' novel (New York Times) by 'one of Europe's most original and remarkable writers' (Los Angeles Times), a proofreader's deliberate slip opens the door to romance-and confounds the facts of Portugal's past. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.