I’ve long been behind this book: Agosto, by Rubem Fonseca. Today I’ve just downloaded on my Kindle at a reasonable price in its original Portuguese. Stay tuned.
Rubem Fonseca (born 1925) was Brazil’s most highly regarded author of the late 20th century, with a string of critical and popular successes that combined the conventional mystery/thriller format with a sophisticated, polished prose style and a focus on urban alienation.
Rubem Fonseca at Wikipedia.
Agosto – Rubem Fonseca (Resumo) in Portuguese