Translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn
A young couple, involved in the struggle against the military dictatorship in 1970’s Argentina, must flee the country. The brutality and terror of the regime is closing in around them. When they leave, they take with them their infant son, adopted after years of trying for a child without success. They build a new life in Brazil and things change radically. The family grows as the couple have two more children: a son and a daughter.
Resistance unfolds as an intimate portrayal of the formation of a family under extraordinary circumstances, told from the point of view of the youngest child. It’s an examination of identity, of family bonds, of the different forms that exile can take, of what it means to belong to a place, to a family, to your own past.
About the Author
Julián Fuks work has garnered several top international literary prizes, Julián Fuks has gained recognition as one of Brazil’s most outstanding young writers. He is the author of Histórias de literatura e cegueira (2007) and Procura do romance (2011).
Winner of the Jabuti Award for Book of the Year 2016 (Brazil), the José Saramago Literary Prize 2017 (Portugal) and the Anna Seghers Prize 2018 (Germany), Resistance is remarkable book demonstrating the courage and skill by one of Brazil’s rising literary authors. Biblioteca Demonstrativa Maria da Conceição Moreira Salles, Brazil