La madre que llovía
José Luís Marques Peixoto
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The main character of this book is a child of the rain. He must learn to share his mother with the world. Through an uncommon tenderness, with disarming poetry and simplicity, this book pays tribute to one of the most powerful forces of nature: the unconditional love of a mother.
José Luís Marques Peixoto is a Portuguese author, poet and playwright. A professional writer since 2001, his works have been translated into more than 30 languages. He obtained a bachelor degree on Modern Languages and Literature from NOVA University, in Lisbon. He was a teacher for some years in several schools in Portugal and Cape Verde, before becoming a professional writer in 2001. Peixoto’s first book, Morreste-me (You Died on Me), was published in 2000. In 2001, he became the youngest ever recipient of the José Saramago Prize, at the age of 27, for his novel Nenhum Olhar.