Spilt Milk (novel)
|Original title||Leite Derramado|
|Publisher||Companhia das Letras|
Published in English
A very old man is in a hospital bed. A member of a traditional Brazilian family, he presents the history of his family in a monologue addressed to his daughter, the nurses, and anyone else who will listen. He follows his family's path from his Portuguese ancestors, including a baron of the Empire, and a First Republic's Senator, down to his grandson, a youth from Rio de Janeiro. His family saga is characterized by social and economic decadence against the background of Brazilian history over the last two centuries.
Awards and Recognitions
- Voted best book of 2009 by readers of O Globo.
- 2010 São Paulo Prize for Literature — Shortlisted in the Best Book of the Year category
- English translation by Alison Entrekin, Spilt Milk, New York, NY: Grove Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8021-2008-3
- French translation by Geneviève Leibrich, Quand je sortirai d'ici, Paris: Gallimard, 2011. ISBN 978-2-07-012817-4
- German translation by Karin von Schweder-Schreiner, Vergossene Milch, Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 2013. ISBN 978-3-10-046331-9
- Italian translation by Roberto Francavilla, Latte versato, Milano: Feltrinelli, 2010. ISBN 978-8-80-701803-9
- Spanish translation by Ana Rita da Costa García, Leche derramada, Barcelona: Salamandra, 2010. ISBN 978-8-49-838340-9
- "'Leite derramado', de Chico Buarque, é o melhor livro de 2009 para leitores do site". O Globo. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
- MARCO RODRIGO ALMEIDA (29 May 2010). "Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura divulga finalistas". Folha de S.Paulo. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
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