Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 PM
Beatriz Bracher presents I Didn’t Talk
In conversation in English and Portuguese with translator Adam Morris
Moderated by Eric Becker
Wine reception to follow
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2018 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT
Beatriz Bracher's novel I Didn't Talk represents the English-language debut of a master stylist: a compassionate but relentless novel about the long, dark harvest of Brazil’s totalitarian rule. As a professor prepares to retire from São Paulo to the countryside, it isn’t the urban violence he’s fleeing: what he fears most is the violence of his memory. Arrested and tortured by Brazil's military regime in 1970, along with a close friend, he was eventually released, while his friend was killed. No one is certain that he didn’t turn traitor. I didn’t talk, he tells himself, yet as Bracher honors his endless pain, what burns this tour de force so indelibly in the reader’s mind is the intensely controlled voice. Along with her English-language translator Adam Morris, Bracher discusses her book and her country’s history with Eric Becker, editor of Words Without Borders, followed by a wine reception.