Occupation

Daniel Hahn, Julian Fuks

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Charco Press

Published: 17th Aug '21

£9.99

Alternating between refugees occupying a building, a father’s sickness, and a wife’s pregnancy, _Occupation _examines the fragility of life and the brutality of not belonging.

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Description

Known and celebrated in Brazil and abroad for his novel Resistance, Julian Fuks returns to his auto-fictional alter ego Sebastian in a narrative alternating between the writer’s conversations with refugees occupying a building in downtown Sao Paulo, his father’s sickness, and his wife’s pregnancy. With impeccable prose, the author builds associations that go beyond the obvious, not only between glimpsing a life’s beginning and end, but also between the building’s occupation and his wife’s pregnancy — showcasing the various forms of occupation while exposing the frailty of life, the risk of solitude and the brutality of not belonging.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 150