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Skylight Audiobook

Skylight

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Lisbon, late 1940s. The inhabitants of a faded apartment building are struggling to make ends meet: Silvestre the cobbler and his wife take in a disaffected young lodger; Dona Ldia, who used to work the streets, is now kept by a businessman with a roving eye. The cultivated family of Dona Cndida, come down in the world, keep to themselves with their books and music. Emilio the humble salesman has a Spanish wife who's in a permanent rage; Claudinha the beautiful young typist has a boss who 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.

©2011 The Estate of José Saramago, Lisbon, by arrangement with Literarische Agentur Mertin, Inh. Nicole Witt e.K., Frankfurt am Main, Germany, English translation copyright © 2014 by Margaret Jull Costa, Foreword copyright © 2014 by Pilar del Río (P)2015 Audible Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Saramago's novel is a delightful creation of characters with universal appeal." (Library Journal)

"A masterly creation." (Independent)

"The rescue of this novel from oblivion is something to be grateful for." (Times Literary Supplement)

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