Spilt Milk (novel)

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Spilt Milk
AuthorChico Buarque
Original titleLeite Derramado
TranslatorAlison Entrekin
CountryBrazil
LanguagePortuguese
PublisherCompanhia das Letras
Publication date
2009
Published in English
2012
Pages195

Spilt Milk (original title in Portuguese: Leite Derramado) is a novel written by Chico Buarque.

Synopsis[edit]

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.

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Editions[edit]

Brazilian edition

  • Leite Derramado, São Paulo, SP: Companhia das Letras, 2009. ISBN 978-8-5359-1411-5

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