The implacable order of things: a novel
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New York : N.A. Talese, 2007.
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Central Adult Fiction
F PEIXO
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A mesmerizing tale of love and jealousy by Portugal’s most acclaimed young novelist.Set in an unnamed Portuguese village against a backdrop of severe rural poverty, The Implacable Order of Things is told from the various points of view of two generations of men and women, hardened by hunger and toil and driven by a fate beyond them to fulfill their roles in the never-ending cycle of violence, retribution and death. José, a taciturn shepherd, sees his happiness crumble when “the devil” tells him he is being cuckolded. Old Gabriel offers wise counsel, while a different kind of love story develops concerning Moisés and Elias, conjoined twins attached at the tips of their little fingers. Unable to live without each other, they find their tender communion shattered when Moisés falls in love with the local cook. And, of course, there is the Devil himself. Love may be a luxury, but there are moments of the greatest tenderness among even the most unlikely lovers.Written with subtle prose and powerful imagery, The Implacable Order of Things draws us into this unique and richly textured world. It is a novel of haunting beauty and heralds the arrival of an astoundingly gifted and poetic writer.
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216 pages ; 20.
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English
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9780385524469, 0385524463
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APA Citation (style guide)

Peixoto, J. L., & Zenith, R. (2007). The implacable order of things: a novel. New York: N.A. Talese.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Peixoto, José Luís, 1974- and Richard. Zenith. 2007. The Implacable Order of Things: A Novel. New York: N.A. Talese.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Peixoto, José Luís, 1974- and Richard. Zenith, The Implacable Order of Things: A Novel. New York: N.A. Talese, 2007.

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Peixoto, José Luís, and Richard Zenith. The Implacable Order of Things: A Novel. New York: N.A. Talese, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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