A debut novel about the disappearance of a famous Brazilian novelist and the young translator who turns her life upside down to follow her author's trail.
Deep in gambling debt, the celebrated Brazilian writer Beatriz Yagoda is last seen holding a suitcase and a cigar and climbing into an almond tree. She abruptly vanishes.
In snowy Pittsburgh, her American translator, Emma, hears the news and, against the wishes of her boyfriend and Beatriz's two grown children, flies immediately to Brazil. There, in the sticky, sugary heat of Rio, Emma and her author's children conspire to solve the mystery of Yagoda's curious disappearance and staunch the colorful demands of her various outstanding affairs: the rapacious loan shark with a zeal for severing body parts and the washed-up and disillusioned editor who launched Yagoda's career years earlier.
Idra Novey's exhilarating debut is an international romp: a madcap blend of mystery, romance, noir, and humor.
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- Avid reader
unique writing style and mystery
wow. What a book! Just finished listening to ways to disappear. chapters are broken down into such small segments that there are about 70 chapters lol. that plus some other writing styles I've never seen before really made it for an interesting listen. informative, funny, and captivating! I was sitting in my driveway listening do it for 15 minutes after I got home! Highly recommend.
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- Beth Anne
Interesting, if somewhat rushed, story
This book was interesting enough...the story was good, with lots of twists and turns...but I found it rushed and somewhat harried because of that. I'm usually a proponent of good editing, but in this case I could have used a bit more to this story...it seemed like we got from beginning to end without enough explanation of what came in between.
Beautifully written and narrated and overall thoughtful story...just wanted more.