An extraordinary Brazilian novel, reminiscent of Naipaul, Faulkner or Conrad in its remarkable power and its exploration of human behaviour on the edges of civilisation.
Bernardo Carvalho was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1960. He has been correspondent for A Folha De Sao Paulo in Paris and New York. He is the author of a number of other novels - most recently Mongolia, winner of the Premio Jabuti, Brazil's most prestigious literary prize - of which Nine Nights is the first to be published in English. Bernardo Carvalho lives in Sao Paulo.
"Deploys his fact/fiction hijinks to produce an ending that is
still haunting me, months later" -- John Franzen * Guardian *
"A spellbinding book, Nine Nights is a masterly combination blending fiction, research, history, ethnology and journalism" * Le Figaro *
"A dark but exhilarating journey into the jungle of a man's mind - deftly written and highly original" * Evening Herald *
"Gripping...a thriller in the manner of Joseph Conrad" * Tetu *
"Nine Nights [is] a beautiful and disturbing meditation on love and death, on familyand identity. A rich and profound study of the nature of doubt" * La Croix *