The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
by Jose Saramago from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is $2.99
The year: 1936. Europe dances while an invidious dictator establishes himself in Portugal. The city: Lisbon-gray, colorless, chimerical. Ricardo Reis, a doctor and poet, has just come home after sixteen years in Brazil. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.