Loading, please wait...

product description page

Quiet Creature on the Corner (Translation) (Paperback) (Jou00e3o Gilberto Noll)

Quiet Creature on the Corner (Translation) (Paperback) (Jou00e3o Gilberto Noll) - image 1 of 1

About this item

When an unemployed poet finds himself thrown in jail after raping his neighbor, his time in the slammer is mysteriously cut short when he’s abruptly taken to a new home a countryside manor where his every need seen to. All that’s required of him is to . . . write poetry. Just who are his captors, Kurt and Otávio? What of the alluring maid, Amália, and her charge, a woman with cancer named Gerda? And, most alarmingly of all, why does Kurt suddenly appear to be aging so much faster than he should?Reminiscent of the films of David Lynch, and written in João Gilberto Noll’s distinctive postmodern style a strange world of surfaces seemingly without rational cause and effectQuiet Creature on the Corner is the English-language debut of one of Brazil’s most popular and celebrated authors. Written during Brazil’s transition from military dictatorship to democracy and capturing the disjointed feel of that rapidly changing worldQuiet Creature is mysterious and abrupt, pivoting on choices that feel both arbitrary and inevitable. Like Kazuo Ishiguro, Noll takes us deep into the mind of person who’s always missing a few crucial pieces of information. Is he moving toward an answer to why these people have taken him from jail, or is he just as lost as ever?
Edition: Translation
Number of Pages: 109
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Jou00e3o Gilberto Noll
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2016
TCIN: 51213467
UPC: 9781931883511
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-7403
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.