Machado De Assis,
Dom Casmurro. Paperback.
From the back cover: Bento Santiago, the wildly unreliable narrator of Dom Casmurro, believes that he has been cuckolded--he suspects that his wife has cheated on him with his best friend and that their child is not his. Has Capitu, his love since childhood, really been unfaithful to him? Or, is the evidence of her betrayal merely the product of a paranoid mind? First published in 1900, Dom Casmurro, widely considered Machado de Assis's greatest novel and a classic of Brazilian literature, is a brilliant retelling of the classic adultery tale--a sad and darkly comic novel about love and the corrosive power of jealousy.
Client: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers. 2009.