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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

Table of Contents of Happy People in Tears

  • Preface, or a Short Introduction to an Unknown World—Onésimo T. Almeida
  • Translating Diaspora: The Polyphonic Novel of João de Melo—Elizabeth Lowe
  • Book One: The Time When We Were All Together
  • Book Two: Third Person Singular
  • Book Three: Mama’s Last Breath
  • Book Four: The Other Version of Marta
  • Book Five: The Invisible Return
  • Book Zero: Wise Happiness
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