Spilt Milk (novel)

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Spilt Milk
Author Chico Buarque
Original title Leite Derramado
Translator Alison Entrekin
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Publisher Companhia das Letras
Publication date
Published in English
Pages 195

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


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[edit]


Brazilian edition