The multiple and surprising body

Alberto Ruy-Sanchez

I await each book by Joao Almino with the certainty of finding an intelligent surprise in its pages. And I never cease to be amazed.

He is virtually a unique narrator, who knows how to transmit profound ideas without letting them steal life from the substance of his stories. ā€¦

Contrary to the flood of linear, verbose novels that have become the norm (influenced mainly by journalism), JoĆ£o Almino’s narrative races forward with leaps in the action. He doesn’t fill pages for the sake of filling them. He doesn’t speak too much. He doesn’t dwell on the unnecessary and is never predictable. ā€¦

(Tr. by Christopher Peterson)

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Alberto Ruy SƔnchez
Sobre Las cinco estaciones del amor,
de JoĆ£o Almino


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