June 19th, 2010

Margarida Rebelo Pinto: new Pontas client, new German translation

We are glad to announce that Pontas is the new literary agency representing internationally Portuguese author Margarida Rebelo Pinto .


Margarida Rebelo Pinto is one of the most popular Portuguese writers, with more than one million copies sold in Portugal so far. Her work has been translated into several languages.

Pontas has recently sold the German rights of her latest novel, Portugues Suave to Blanvalet (Random House).


What’s Portugues Suave about?

In the 40's, Mercês Perestrello was moved away from her children because of her alleged insanity. In the 60's, the twins Maria Teresa and Maria Luísa choose different lives in their search of happiness. Forty years later, cousins Leonor and Naná reveal unimaginable secrets. Written in first person through different voices, this novel shows three periods of the recent Portuguese history from the point of view of three generations of women of the same family, determined by the traditional bourgeoisie of a country where "something not said is something non-existent".

Three generations of women face up to light customs, but only the last one finds out the truth.