The Translator's Bride

by Joao Reis
The Translator's Bride
  • ISBN-13: 9781940953953
  • Author(s): Joao Reis
  • Subject: Fiction in translation
  • Publisher: Open Letter
  • Imprint: Open Letter
  • Publication Date: 19-09-2019
  • Format: p/b

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£12.99
At the start of The Translator's Bride, the Translator's bride has left him. But if he can only find a way to publish a book, and buy a small house, maybe he can win her back . . . These are the obsessive thoughts that pervade the Translator's mind as he walks around an unnamed city full of idiots, trying to figure out how to put his life back together. His employers aren't paying him, he's trying to survive a woman's unwanted advances, and he's trying to make the best of his desperate living conditions - all while he struggles with his own angry and psychotic ideas, filled with longing and melancholy. Translated by the author himself, The Translator's bride is a darkly funny meditation on life and language, filled with acidic observations and told with a frenetic pace. An incredible ride, whether you're a translator or not.
About the book

At the start of The Translator's Bride, the Translator's bride has left him. But if he can only find a way to publish a book, and buy a small house, maybe he can win her back . . . These are the obsessive thoughts that pervade the Translator's mind as he walks around an unnamed city full of idiots, trying to figure out how to put his life back together. His employers aren't paying him, he's trying to survive a woman's unwanted advances, and he's trying to make the best of his desperate living conditions - all while he struggles with his own angry and psychotic ideas, filled with longing and melancholy. Translated by the author himself, The Translator's bride is a darkly funny meditation on life and language, filled with acidic observations and told with a frenetic pace. An incredible ride, whether you're a translator or not.