Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Pereira is an aging, overweight journalist who has failed to notice the menacing cloud of fascism over Salazarist Portugal, until one day he meets an aspiring young writer and anti-fascist. Breaking out of his apolitical torpor, Pereira reluctantly rises to heroism.
"Ingenious and moving, it links politics, commerce, and good writing in a way that’s rare in this country: rich and varied, but best of all it’s very enjoyable." The New York Times
"The narrative gathers its strange power—a sense of administrative, banality-of-evil dread—from a simple device: it's told by an unnamed interlocutor and appears to be the report of a government official to a superior. Tabucchi expertly chronicles Pereira's ascent to consciousness, which culminates in a quiet and reckless act of rebellion." Easy Reader
"A small gem of a book that touches both the emotions and the intellect." Bondo Wyszpolski
"[Tabucchi's books are] economical surreal-comic novellas. There's a cosmopolitan eeriness here." Publishers Weekly
Dr. Pereira is an aging, overweightjournalist who has failed to noticethe menacing cloud of fascism overSalazarist Portugal, until one day hemeets an aspiring young writer andanti-fascist. Breaking out of his apolitical torpor, Pereira reluctantly risesto heroism.
"One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction, and easily the best work of Tabucchi's to have appeared in English translation."—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Antonio Tabucchi is the winner of the Premio Campiello for Pereira Declares, and winner of the Prix Médicis Étranger for Indian Nocturne. His other books include Requiem, It's Getting Later all the Time, and Little Misunderstandings of No Importance.