About this book
An early novel from the late Nobel Prize winning Portuguese author, published in English for the first time. Written in 1980, it follows the changing fortunes of the Mau-Tempo family in Alentejo, a southern province of Portugal, against the backdrop of 2 world wars.
A novel that follows the changing fortunes of the Mau-Tempo family - poor, landless peasants not unlike the author's own grandparents. Set in Alentejo, a southern province of Portugal known for its vast agricultural estates, it charts the lives of the Mau-Tempos as national and international events rumble on in the background.