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Valdir Peres, Juanito and Poloskei

Antonio Prata

Translated by Daniel Hahn

‘The only path to tread, from now on, was downward.’

Antonio Prata

Antonio Prata was born in São Paulo. He has published nine books, including Douglas (2001), As pernas da tia Corália (2003), Adulterado (2009) and, most recently, Meio intelectual, meio de esquerda (2010). Prata also writes for television and contributes a literary column to the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. ‘Valdir Peres, Juanito and Poloskei’ (‘Valdir Peres, Juanito e Poloskei’) is a new story.

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Translated by Daniel Hahn

Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with sixty-something books to his name. His translations include six novels by José Eduardo Agualusa, with whom he has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize and won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award. He is on the board of English PEN.

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