From my friends at the University of Chicago Press:
We thought you'd like to know about the July free e-book selection, The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon by Philip Graham.
The travel notes collected in The Moon, Come to Earth (originally published on McSweeney’s) form Graham’s exuberant yet introspective account of a year’s sojourn in Lisbon.
His lyrical accounts reveal his struggles with (and love of) the Portuguese language, an awkward meeting with Nobel laureate José Saramago, and being trapped in a budding soccer riot—but he also waxes loving about Portugal’s saudade-drenched music, its inventive cuisine, and its vibrant literary culture. Get your free e-book edition of The Moon, Come to Earth during the month of July.
“So enchanting: It dances and sighs. It twitches and hums and stumbles and then rights itself, with a winsome smile. It’s like a living thing, filled with desire and uncertainty and joy and regret … Graham is a nimble, witty writer with a penchant for teasing out the small, telling detail from the crowded scene around him … and this book is the perfect companion as one contemplates those mysteries, those ceaseless journeys outward and inward.”—Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune
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