Luis Fernando Verissimo is a satirist, cartoonist, translator, television writer, saxophonist, playwright and novelist. With over sixty published titles, he is one of the most popular of contemporary Brazilian writers.
'An unsual elegance and lightness of touch, as well as a lingering
underlying melancholy. It's nicely written too - the translation is
as smooth as silk' Andrew Taylor, Spectator. * Spectator
'At barely 200 pages, and with a note-perfect translation from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa, The Spies shares with a cryptic crossword the virtue of succinctness, not a word or scene wasted' Hannah Rosefield, Observer. * Observer *