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All the Names

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Margaret Costa Margaret Costa


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Website: Amazon
Description: Amazon.com Review "As soon as you cross the threshold, you notice the smell of old paper." The Central Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths is the setting for All the Names, Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese author José Saramago's seventh novel to be translated into English. The names in question are those of every man, woman, and child ever born, married, or buried in the unnamed city where the Registry is located, and are the special province of Senhor José who is employed there as a clerk. Over the centuries, the paper trail in this hopelessly arcane bureaucracy has grown so monumental, so disorganized that on ... (more)
Manufacturer: Mariner Books
Release date: 5 October 2001
ISBN-10 : 0156010593 | ISBN-13: 9780156010597
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