The Killer by Patricia Melo

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Maiquel is a young used car salesman from the mean streets of Sao Paulo. He remembers a bit of poetry, he cares for his victims' loved ones, he ponders the soul of man. Definitely not your average killer. But Maiquel's life in crime escalates to stunning heights. Brutal infidelities are committed, mafia-style dealings are conducted, and civic honors are bestowed . . . until the fall.
 

About Patricia Melo

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Melo is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Landers is professor of political science at Jersey City State College nd a premier translator of Latin American fiction.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Dr. Carvalho even offers him free dental care if he'll just kill his daughter Gabriela's rapist, and this time, reports Ma°quel, ``the gifts were even better than when I killed Suel.'' Even though Ma°quel just wants to settle down with his bride Cledir, the clothing-store clerk he raped--or maybe...

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The essence of man, the material he's made of, is something black and stinking. Such is the world according to Maiquel, professional murderer and the protagonist of this taut debut from Brazillian

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""The essence of man, the material he's made of, is something black and stinking."" Such is the world according to Maiquel, professional murderer and the protagonist of this taut debut from Brazillian screenwriter Melo.

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