Seeing

By: Jose Saramago (Author), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)

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On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has bothered to come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule the elections for another day? Around three o'clock, the rain finally stops. Promptly at four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if they had been ordered to appear. But when the ballots are counted, more than 70 percent are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. But are the authorities acting too precipitously? Or even blindly? The word evokes terrible memories of the plague of blindness that hit the city four years before, and of the one woman who kept her sight. Could she be behind the blank ballots? A police superintendent is put on the case. What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister. A singular novel from the author of Blindness.

Title: Seeing

Author Name: Jose Saramago (Author), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Harvest Books: 2007

ISBN Number: 0156032732

ISBN Number 13: 9780156032735

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 063610

Description: Very good condition. Seeing By Jose Saramago (Author), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator) Product Details Paperback: 307 pages Publisher: Harvest Books; Reprint edition (April 9, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0156032732 ISBN-13: 9780156032735 Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches

Keywords: Seeing