All the Names by José Saramago audiobook

All the Names

By José Saramago
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa
Read by Traber Burns

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780156010597
9.00 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $19.99

    ISBN: 9781978682436

Senhor Jose is a low-grade clerk in the city's Central Registry, where the living and the dead share the same shelf space. A middle-aged bachelor, he has no interest in anything beyond the certificates of birth, marriage, divorce, and death that are his daily routine. But one day, when he comes across the records of an anonymous young woman, something happens to him. Obsessed, Senior Jose sets off to follow the thread that may lead him to the woman-but as he gets closer, he discovers more about her, and about himself, than he would ever have wished. The loneliness of people's lives, the effects of chance, the discovery of love—all coalesce in this extraordinary novel that displays the power and art of Jose Saramago in brilliant form.

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Summary

Summary

Senhor Jose is a low-grade clerk in the city's Central Registry, where the living and the dead share the same shelf space. A middle-aged bachelor, he has no interest in anything beyond the certificates of birth, marriage, divorce, and death that are his daily routine. But one day, when he comes across the records of an anonymous young woman, something happens to him. Obsessed, Senior Jose sets off to follow the thread that may lead him to the woman-but as he gets closer, he discovers more about her, and about himself, than he would ever have wished.

The loneliness of people's lives, the effects of chance, the discovery of love—all coalesce in this extraordinary novel that displays the power and art of Jose Saramago in brilliant form.

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Editorial Reviews

“A psychological, even metaphysical thriller that will keep you turning the pages in spite of yourself.” Seattle Times

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Author Bio: José Saramago

Author Bio: José Saramago

José Saramago is one of the most acclaimed writers in the world today. He is the author of numerous novels, including All the Names, Blindness, and The Cave. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English