Set in 18th-century Lisbon, this historical fantasy follows the lives of Baltasar, a one-handed war veteran, and Blimunda, a woman with clairvoyant powers.

Their destinies intertwine amidst the extravagance of King João V’s court, the horrors of the Inquisition, and the audacious dream of building a flying machine. Saramago’s prose weaves a breathtaking tapestry of love, oppression, and the enduring power of the human spirit. Amazon.com Image URL: [invalid URL removed]

About the Author: José Saramago (1922-2010) was a Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. Known for his allegorical style, historical focus, and critiques of power structures, he is considered one of the most important literary figures of the 20th century.

Other notable works include “Blindness,” “All the Names,” and “The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.”

An outspoken atheist and communist, Saramago’s work often sparked controversy, leading him to live in exile during Portugal’s dictatorship era.

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