Host Publications Announces the Publication of João Almino's 'The Five Seasons of Love'

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Host Publications is proud to announce the publication of The Five Seasons of Love, the first English-language edition of the award-winning novel by Brazilian author João Almino. Set amidst the chaos of contemporary Brasília, a place where even the most basic human affairs -- love and friendship, sex and work -- can take unlikely shapes, this acclaimed story of friendship and its complicities is both relentlessly modern and profoundly timeless. Haquira Osakabe, Professor of Literary Theory at the University of Campinas, describes the novel as "intelligent, biting and lyrical." Winner of the Casa de las Americas 2003 Literary Award, The Five Seasons of Love is the work of a writer at the height of his powers

Host Publications is proud to announce the publication of The Five Seasons of Love, the first English-language edition of the award-winning novel by Brazilian author João Almino.

"We are thrilled to be publishing The Five Seasons of Love," says Joe W. Bratcher III, President of Host Publications. "João Almino is a uniquely gifted writer, and his work perfectly encapsulates the complexities of life in modern-day Brazil."

Set amidst the chaos of contemporary Brasília, a place where even the most basic human affairs -- love and friendship, sex and work -- can take unlikely shapes, this acclaimed story of friendship and its complicities is both relentlessly modern and profoundly timeless. Haquira Osakabe, Professor of Literary Theory at the University of Campinas, describes the novel as "intelligent, biting and lyrical." Winner of the Casa de las Americas 2003 Literary Award, The Five Seasons of Love is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

Brazilian writer and diplomat João Almino is the author of the acclaimed Brasília Trilogy, which is comprised of the Novels Ideas on Where to Spend the End of the World, Samba-Enredo, and The Five Seasons of Love (published in Portuguese by Editora Record, and in Spanish by Alfaguara). In Veja magazine, Carlos Graieb writes, "If Brasília's rock was the work of a generation, Brasília's fiction is the work of a single man: the writer João Almino."

Translator Elizabeth Jackson is Visiting Assistant Professor of Portuguese at Wesleyan University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Portuguese language and literature from the University of Texas at Austin. She is co-translator of Patricia Galvão's 1933 novel Industrial Park, and teaches in the Yale Summer Session in Brazil.

The Five Seasons of Love ($25.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-924047-50-3; $15.00 softcover, ISBN 978-0-924047-51-0; 5 ½ X 8 ½) is available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor and Small Press Distribution, or by calling Host Publications at 512-236-1290.

Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, Host Publications is dedicated to bringing readers the best in international literature and the most exciting writing from the United States. Since its inception, Host has published works from countries as diverse as Brazil, Chile, Poland, Belgium, Turkey and the United States. From Nobel Prize winners Pablo Neruda and Wisława Szymborska to renowned American writers Dave Oliphant and James Sallis, Host Publications presents writers who should be more widely known than they are. Under the leadership of Joe W. Bratcher III and Elzbieta Szoka, Host is committed to identifying prominent authors in other countries and publishing them in the United States, many for the first time.

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