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It is surprisingly gentle for one about such a horrible deed. Der verschwundene Kopf des Well-written, it is affecting and thoughtful, and it resonates lightly long after one has finished it. The outcome there is not entirely satisfactory, but Tabucchi closes the book with the small possibility of justice being done, carefully ending the book without making it clear what will finally happen. The Lisbon journalist Firmino, a man of some literary ambitions who works for the tabloid O Acontecimentois sent to Oporto to cover the story.

More significantly, Don Fernando speaks extensively of being greatly influenced by the legal scholar Hans Kelsen — having gone so far as to follow him to Berkeley and Geneva as a student. La testa perduta di Damasceno Monteiro — Italia.

And, significantly, the lawyer chose finally not to write about torture or the concept of Grundnormbut to defend those who had suffered in courts of law, choosing action over words.

Firmino is assisted by Dona Dxmasceno, who runs the pension he stays at in Oporto, as well as a lawyer, Don Fernando, known to all as Attorney Loton for his resemblance to the actor Charles Laughton.

Heady stuff, but Tabucchi presents it fairly well. The book follows his journalistic investigations as he discovers the identity of the dead man, the crime that was committed, and the perpetrators. In order to get justice done the press must reveal the facts behind the case, information which the police does not make public. Even the wealthy lawyer, Don Fernando, who comes from a family that was right aantonio home in the old Portugal has become a rotund outsider as well as a noble defender of the poor and outcasthuffing and puffing his way around this city of contrasts where new money and old poverty uneasily meet.

Many of the characters are outsiders, from poor Damasceno Monteiro to the Gypsies to a transvestite who damascejo the killing. Cabeza Perdida de Damasceno Monteiro Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

The fact that Monteiro was tortured, the fact that he had on a t-shirt providing a clue about his identity — it is Firmino that reveals these bits of information. We acknowledge and remind and warn prrdida that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. The novel begins there, with Manolo the gypsy finding a headless body. Of course, Tabucchi would never write a simple, straightforward mystery novel, and this book is, in fact, something quite different.

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