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Download PDF by Raduan Nassar: A Cup of Rage (Penguin Modern Classics)

By Raduan Nassar

ISBN-10: 0141396814

ISBN-13: 9780141396811

'Yes, bastard, you're the only I love'

A pair of fans - a tender woman journalist and an older guy who owns an remoted farm within the Brazilian outback - spend the evening jointly. the following day they continue to wreck one another. Amid vitriolic insults, cruelty and warring egos, their sexual event becomes a savage energy video game. This extreme, erotic cult novel via one in all Brazil's such a lot notorious modernist writers explores alienation, the need to dominate and the desire to be ruled.

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She left her father in the living room and walked through the kitchen to the formal dining room. Through the French doors, she saw an expanse of snow-covered ground, with acres of dormant apple trees in the distance. Closer, beneath the icicle-draped branches of a fifty-year-old magnolia tree, was a small rectangular garden defined by antique wrought-iron fencing. Its ornate gate was twined with brown vines; come summer, that gate would be a profusion of green leaves and white flowers. Now it glittered with frost.

She and Nina had heard this fairy tale for years. Later, when the rehearsal was over and everyone had gone their separate ways, Meredith kept working. She made a sign that read ONE NIGHT ONLY: A GRAND PLAY FOR THE HOLIDAY and listed their three names. She touched up the painted backdrop (it was impossible to fix entirely; Nina always colored outside of the lines), and then positioned it in the living room. When the set was ready, she added sequins to the tulle ballet-skirt-turned-princess-gown that she would wear at the end.

Mere,舡 he said quietly, putting his hands on her shoulders. She knew what he wanted: for her to lean back into him, to let herself be held. There was a part of her that wanted it, too, longed for that comfort, in fact, but the larger part of her舒the part that was hanging on to hope one breath at a time舒didn舗t dare soften. In his arms, she might fall apart, and what good would that do? 舠Let me hold you,舡 he said into her ear. She shook her head. How was it he didn舗t understand? She worried about her father in a way that consumed her.

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