A Manhã do Mundo

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A Manhã do Mundo
Capa do Livro A Manhã do Mundo.jpg
First edition (Portuguese)
Author Pedro Guilherme-Moreira
Original title A Manhã do Mundo
Country Portugal
Language Portuguese
Genre Novel
Published 2011 (Publicações Dom Quixote)
Pages 216
ISBN 978-972-20-4519-3

A Manhã do Mundo (literally The Morning of the World) is a debut novel by the Portuguese writer Pedro Guilherme-Moreira.[1]

The book takes its beginnings on the September 11 attacks.

It was released in Portuguese in May 2011, by Publicações Dom Quixote.[2]


The author e Professor Pinto da Costa at the release, in Oporto, on July 2011

The book's launch in the author's hometown, took place in Clube Literário do Porto (literally "Oporto Literary Club"), July 10, with a presentation by Professor Pinto da Costa.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

"09/11 2001. And if anyone who has seen everything could, suddenly, wake up in time to prevent the tragedy?".[1][2] This is a presupposition which, on the cover, this novel presents.

At the core, this is a story of five persons, Thea, Mark Millard, Alice and Solomon, who jumped from the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. It is also the story of Ayda, who calls them cowards, and of her husband.[4][5] Now "imagine that on September 13, the Universe resets the day 11 for some of them."[6]


  1. ^ a b Book form on wook.pt [1] Access 03/09/2011 (Portuguese)
  2. ^ a b Book form on fnac.pt [2] Access 03/09/2011 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Publisher's Note [3] Access 03/09/2011 (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Critique of João Bonifácio in Público's section "Ipsilon" [4] Access 03/09/2011 (Portuguese)
  5. ^ Synopsis on mediabooks.com [5] Access 03/09/2011 (Portuguese)
  6. ^ Translation of a text excerpt in O Jornal Económico (OJE), 07/07/2011. Seen 08/19/2011 (Portuguese)

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