Sympathy For The DevilAuthor: Bernardo Carvalho Publishing company: Companhia das Letras Segment: Obras Gerais Number of pages: 240 About publishing company: Publisher Contact: ISBN: 9788535927801
A humanitarian agency worker is assigned to hand over the ransom that will free a young hostage being held by a group of Islamic extremists. While he is waiting to make contact with the terrorists, he casts his mind back to the most tortuous romantic episode of his life: his affair with a male Mexican student in Berlin.
Sympathy for the Devil moves deftly back and forth between modern-day terrorism and the acceptance of a lawless world created by an unequal relationship, making this novel one of the most important Brazilian literary landmarks of recent times. A profound and captivating book, in which politics, humanity and desire conspire to create a great personal odyssey.