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Written in 1980 by the Portuguese Nobel laureate Jose Saramago, and just now translated into English, the novel charts the travails of the Mau-Tempo ("bad weather") family as it wends its way through the 20th century, working for slave wages on a latifundio.
When the Portuguese Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago died in 2010, he left behind an unpublished novel. He'd written it in his early 30s, but it was lost in his publisher's files for decades. Well, you can now get it in the U.S., and Alan Cheuse has our review of "Skylight."
I am not a person who re-reads books. The world is too large, and life too short. A book re-read steals time away from a new book I have yet to discover, a book that on my death bed will have gone unread. So, when I tell you that I have read Blindness, by Jose Saramago, three times, you will know how serious I am about it. Three times is two times more than I've ever voluntarily read any other book in my adult life.