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By José Eduardo Agualusa

ISBN-10: 0914671324

ISBN-13: 9780914671329

Title note: unique identify Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
Publish yr note: First released in 2012

As the rustic is going via quite a few political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil warfare to peace and capitalism, the realm open air seeps into Ludo's lifestyles via snippets at the radio, voices from round the corner, glimpses of somebody peeing on a balcony, or a guy fleeing his pursuers. 

A normal thought of Oblivion is a wonderfully crafted, wild patchwork of a singular, taking part in on a love of storytelling and myth.

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