The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao
by Martha Batalha
Pub Date 07 Sep 2017
Euridice is young, beautiful and ambitious. She sacrifices her own aspirations to marry Antenor, spending her days ironing his shirts and removing the lumps of onion from his food. But as his professional success grows, so does Euridice’s feeling of restlessness. Casting duty aside, she embarks on various secret projects, only to have each dream crushed in turn by her tradition-loving husband. Antenor eventually restores order in his household – until the day Euridice’s long-lost sister Guida appears at the door with a young child and a terrible story.
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao is a darkly comic portrait of two sisters who assert their independence and courageously carve a path of their own. A truly unforgettable novel from one of the most exciting new voices in world literature.
A Note From the Publisher
‘We love the raging irony of this story and its portrayal of a calm rebel.’ Cosmopolitan (France)
‘A jubilant novel about the emancipation of women.’ Madame Figaro
‘Extraordinary. You can’t put this book down.’ Vogue