Chico Buarque is the author of some of the best Brazilian songs ever written, and he's becoming also one of the best Brazilian fiction writers.
I liked Turbulence and Benjamin, but in Budapest Chico Buarque takes is writing to another level, this is the best of is books and one of the best of the last years.
Budapest tells the story of José Costa, a ghostwriter that returning from a congress in Istanbul spends a night in Budapest and falls in love with the Hungarian language.
This man will become some sort of linguistic emigrant; José Costa becomes Zsoze Kósta a man divided between Rio de Janeiro and Budapest, between Vanda and Kriska, between Portuguese and Hungarian.
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