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The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo by Germano Almeida
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it was ok

I think what I appreciated most about this book was the style and the language. The person would shift (from third, narrator, to first, whoever the narrator was talking about) mid-paragraph and there was something about that style that led to a really interesting fluidity to the prose. The story itself is not that compelling. There is also a rape scene mid-novel that made me unsure I really wanted to continue with the story simply because of how casually it was handled by the author, as casually as describing any other action in the novel. I read this book with little knowledge of Cape Verde and would have perhaps gotten more out of it with a deeper cultural context to the story - but I'm not convinced.
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May 29, 2019 – Started Reading
May 29, 2019 – Shelved
May 30, 2019 – Finished Reading

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