The Club of Angels

The Club of Angels

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
After the leader of a dinner group called the Beef Stew Club dies of AIDS, his replacement, a mysterious gourmet cook named Lucidio, prepares unforgettable meals for the group, but after each dinner one of the members dies.

Norton Pub
A witty novel about sin and gluttony, by one of Brazil's most revered writers. Luis Fernando Verissimo's The Club of Angels is an irresistible, enticing bookalmost as irresistible and enticing as the exquisite meals prepared withinabout the sin of gluttony. Written by one of Brazil's leading authors and columnists, The Club of Angels was an immediate success there, and has been on the bestseller list since 1998. It tells the story of ten privileged men, who meet every month to dine fabulously and celebrate their friendship and singularity. When their leader, Ramos, dies of AIDS, the narrator Daniel meets his possible replacementLucidoin a wineshop. Lucido is mysteriously taciturn, but in the privacy of Daniel's kitchen, he recreates the men's favorite dishes, giving them a gastronomic experience like no other. The tale of bewilderment and death that follows creates an unforgettable literary experience. It is tinged with funny characters, witty dialogue, touching with mordant satire on all segments of Brazilian society. The Club of Angels has been translated into English by the renowned Margaret Jull Costa (translator of Jose Saramago, Paulo Coelho, Javier Marias, and Arturo Perez-Reverte).

Blackwell North Amer
Luis Fernando Verissimo's The Club of Angels is a book about the sin of gluttony - almost as irresistible and enticing as the exquisite meals prepared within. Written by one of Brazil's leading authors, The Club of Angels was an immediate success there, climbing the bestseller lists. With wit and dark humor, The Club of Angels tells the story of ten privileged men, who meet every month to dine fabulously and celebrate their friendship and singularity. When their leader, Ramos, dies of AIDS, the narrator, whose name is Daniel, meets his possible replacement - a mysterious man, Lucido - in a wineshop. Lucido is strangely taciturn, but in the privacy of Daniel's kitchen, he creates the men's favorite dishes, giving them a gastronomic experience like no other. The tale of bewilderment and death that follows makes for an unforgettable literary experience! This mordant satire, with its hilarious characters and witty dialogue, touches on all segments of Brazilian society. The Club of Angels has been translated into English by the renowned Margaret Jull Costa (translator of Javier Marias, Jose Saramago, Paulo Coelho, Reinaldo Arenas, and Arturo Perez-Reverte).

Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2002
ISBN: 9780811215008
0811215008
Branch Call Number: Fiction Verissimo
Characteristics: 135 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Costa, Margaret Jull
Alternative Title: Clube dos anjos. English

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