Fierce originality, vindicating the power of creativity to transform the most sinister acts. Not since Gregor Samsa's metamorphosis have we had such a convincing non-human narrator, brought vividly home to us by Daniel Hahn
Strange, elliptical, charming
Humorous and quizzical, with a light touch on weighty themes, the narrative darts about with lizard-like colour and velocity
Witty and perceptive. Agualusa has the distinction of being the first Angolan writer to be translated into English
A curious tale of memory and how it can be shaped, threaded with literary nods, where dreams and reality interweave, and reality itself is interpreted in myriad ways . . . with truths shifting against a vividly drawn sense of place
A magical tale of metamorphosis, friendship and revenge. Hahn's English translation matches the original's playful inventiveness with language. I loved this book.
A subtle, beguiling story of shifting identities
A poetic, beguiling meditation on truth and storytelling, a political thriller and a wholly satisfying murder mystery.
Lovers of stylish literary fiction will rejoice at this charming tale by Angolan writer Agualusa