He sees a bulbous nose with shiny pores, like the skin of a tangerine. A strangely adolescent mouth between the chin and cheeks that are covered in fine wrinkles, skin sagging a little. A trim beard. Large ears with even larger ear lobes, as if their own weight were stretching them out. Irises the c…
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Translated by Stefan Tobler
Stefan Tobler is a translator of Portuguese and German and the founder of And Other Stories publishing house. Tobler has published translations by writers including Antônio Moura, Clarice Lispector and Rodrigo de Souza Leão.More about the translator →