Popular South American Humor Books

Find humor books written by authors from South America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (5)

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Chilean Poet : A Novel by Alejandro Zambra EN

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Named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker “A tender and funny story about love, family and the peculiar position of being a stepparent…[Chilean Poet] broadens the author’s scope and quite likely his international reputation.” —Los Angeles Times “Zambra's books have long shown him to be a writer who, at the sentence level, is in a world all his own.” —Juan Vidal, NPR.org A writer of “startling talent” (The New York Times Book Review), Alejandro Zambra returns with his most substantial work yet: a story of fathers and sons, ambition and failure, and what it means to make a family After a chanc... continue


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Tales From the Town of Widows by James Canon EN

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From a new literary star comes a beautifully crafted story about a group of women in a Colombian village who find their lives changed while their husbands and sons are away fighting a deadly civil war. The women of Mariquita - made widows when their men are swept away by the army or rebel forces - learn hard lessons about love and survival. Forced to grow in extraordinary ways, they challenge the tenets of male-dominated society, discover power with all its pitfalls and strive to create an entirely new social order, an all-female utopia. Their narrative is punctuated by short vignettes of the ... continue

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Veado assassino by Santiago Nazarian PT

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Um presidente de extrema-direita é morto por um adolescente não binário. Por meio de uma longa entrevista, conhecemos a história do jovem e as decisões que o levaram a cometer o ato. Seria ele uma vítima, um terrorista ou um violento incel — um celibatário involuntário? Numa narrativa estruturada apenas em diálogos, Santiago Nazarian apresenta o retrato de uma geração tão engajada quanto individualista, que sabe o que precisa combater, mas não o que defender. Questões raciais, sexuais e de gênero são colocadas numa balança sempre desequilibrada, e a visão parcial de um personagem pode revelar ... continue

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Winning the Game and Other Stories by Rubem Fonseca EN

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With an unflinching, unsentimental eye and a soupçon of black humor, Fonseca chronicles the foibles, manias, and obsessions of the people of Brazil's metropolises