JOSE SARAMAGO (1922-2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Cain's vagabond journey builds to a stunning climax that, like the
book itself, is a fitting capstone to a remarkable
-Publishers Weekly, starred Saramago transforms familiar stories boldly, but with an intricate respect for their power and for the mysterious power of storytelling itself. Far from merely inverting the biblical tales or turning them inside out, he folds and refolds them in a prismatic, shadowly light.-Robert Pinsky, New York Times Book Review