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Rodrigo de Souza Leão - All Dogs are Blue

Despite a cloistered life in a Rio insane asylum, Souza Leão is highly regarded in his native Brazil.
All Dogs are Blue is a fiery and scurrilously funny tale of life in a Rio de Janeiro insane asylum. Our narrator is upset by his ever-widening girth and kept awake by the Rio funk blaring from a nearby favela – fair enough, but what about the undercover agents infiltrating the asylum? He misses the toy dog of his childhood, keeps high literary company with two hallucinations, Rimbaud and Baudelaire, and finds himself the leader of a popular cult.
All Dogs are Blue burst onto the Brazilian literary scene in 2008. Its raw style and comic inventiveness took readers by storm. But it was to be Rodrigo de Souza Leão’s last masterpiece since he died that year, in a psychiatric clinic. Thanks to this new translation from Stefan Tobler & Zoë Perry, English language readers can now enjoy his work.
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