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A subtle and insightful story about boredom, passion, curiosity and memory from the Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago.

Among the file-cards for the living and the dead, one - of an apparently ordinary woman - will transform his life.

By day Senhor José labours in the labyrinthine stacks of the city's central registry. By night he ferrets for facts about the famous, compiling his own archive of births, deaths and marriages. One day he chances upon an index card of an ordinary woman whose details hold as much fascination for him as any celebrity's. Striking forth from the regimentation of his daily life, José starts to track the woman down, obsessively following a thread of clues in a bid to rescue her from an oblivion deeper than the grave.

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  • All The Names
    José Saramago

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    9781860467202

    March 7, 2019

    Vintage Classics

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781448112890

    September 20, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    256 pages

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