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Happy People in Tears: A Novel
University of Massachusetts Press
Happy People in Tears
A Novel
João de Melo;
Elizabeth Lowe, trans.;
Deolinda Adão, trans.;
Onésimo T. Almeida, fwd.

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2015 . 400 pp. 6 x 9"
Fiction Classics / Portugal / Portuguese Literature / Azores

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-64-1

About the Author

João de Melo was born in the Azores in 1949. He has written over 20 books, including the novels My World Is Not of This Kingdom and, most recently, Lugar caído no Crepúsculo. First published in 1988, Happy People in Tears won multiple literary awards in Portugal including the Grande prémio de romance e novela da Associação Portuguesa de Escritores and the Prémio Fernando Namora.

Elizabeth Lowe is professor and director of the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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