VAST EMOTIONS AND IMPERFECT THOUGHTS by Rubem Fonseca

VAST EMOTIONS AND IMPERFECT THOUGHTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From best-selling novelist and screenwriter Fonseca (Bufo and Spallanzani, 1990, etc.) comes this campy, racy little thriller conjoining murder, smuggled jewels, an unknown novel by Isaac Babel, and a Brazilian filmmaker who’s reeling at his wife’s recent suicide. The filmmaker, flush with the success of his last film, is a man much in demand: A German producer wants him in Berlin to shoot one of Babel’s war stories; his unctuous evangelist brother wants him to polish the promo video that will launch the brother’s political career; and his lover wants him back in the sack, even though he still feels guilty about his wife (he started his affair after an accident left her a cripple). Then, when a random act of kindness to a woman later found dead leaves him holding her cache of precious stones, he’s wanted by a lot of other even less savory characters. To get away from the noose tightening around him, he goes to Berlin, where the producer tantalizes him with a story of the ma

Pub Date: June 11th, 1998
ISBN: 0-88001-583-7
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Ecco/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1998




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