By António Lobo Antunes
O primeiro livro de António Lobo Antunes. O enredo tece-se em torno da trajectória de um médico psiquiatra, desde o início da manhã, quando inicia o seu trabalho no health center Miguel Bombarda, até às five da madrugada do dia seguinte, no seu apartamento do Monte Estoril. Entre o início e o fim do eixo narrativo, sucedem-se episódios que constituem o quotidiano do médico no decorrer desse dia. O primeiro livro de um autor que ao longo dos anos se impôs como um nome cimeiro na literatura portuguesa.
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Or the guy from the English department? " "I'm sure if I had, they would have proved far more cooperative," she muttered. "You don't need cooperation. " His mouth hardened as he negotiated an icy curve. " Anne felt a chill down her spine at the way he said it. " "That's pretty much what I was to the people I worked for, I guess," he said with an offhandedness that alarmed Anne. " Before he could respond, she hurried on, frowning at his profile. "What's with the past tense? " "I didn't realize you'd quit your job," Anne said uncertainly.
I wanted to apologize for the way I lashed out at you the night you brought him home. I wanted to see if we could put our relationship on a different footing. " he asked. The flicker of masculine satisfaction that she saw in his eyes made her want to strike him. "Maybe I am in some ways. It's only natural to be a bit cautious around a man who won't admit he's human, that he has needs like everyone else…" "Oh, I'm willing enough to acknowledge my needs, sweetheart," he whispered, pulling her against his bare chest.
I thought all the real ghosts in the country were on the East Coast. " "California's history is every bit as interesting as that of the East Coast. The Spanish colonized it in the seventeen hundreds, and over the years a lot of legends have developed. We needed a house that had a genuine legend attached to it because the fake psychics will check that part out. Our ghost is Spanish, by the way. A charming young señorita who apparently had a mind of her own. It was a problem for women in her day.