Írisz: The Orchids
Author: Noemi Jaffe
Publishing company: Companhia das Letras
Number of pages: 224
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With the entry of the Soviet Union in Hungary in 1956, Írisz runs away from Budapest, leaving behind her sick mother and a past full of gaping holes. When she arrives in São Paulo to study orchids, this unique and indecipherable woman soon fascinates Martim, director of the Botanical Garden. Now that Írisz has disappeared, he will have to fill his emptiness with unorthodox reports left by her, which traverse the particularities of language, the crisis of a communist utopia, personal memories and some – quite unusual – observations regarding orchids.