Literary World Cup – Round of 16

Brazil vs. ChileImage

WINNER: Brazil

The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray

Jorge Amado

Joaquim Soares da Cunha left behind his life and became Quincas Water-Bray, king of the Bahia. Da Cunha/Water-Bray’s two very different lives come together during his wake. But what will happen with the prim and proper people from da Cunha’s previous life come together with the newer more sordid characters involved in his new life?

 

Colombia vs. UruguayImage

WINNER: Colombia

The Informers

Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Gabriel Santoro wrote a book about Sara Guterman, a family friend and Jewish German immigrant that fled to Colombia in the 30’s. For a reason unknown to Santoro, his father panned and altogether criticized his son’s literary effort. After his father’s death, Gabriel, with the help of Sara and his father’s girlfriend, looks deep into his family’s past to uncover the reason and secrets that lie behind his father’s reaction.

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