Nowhere People - Paulo ScottI bumped into Daniel Hahn, the translator of Nowhere People, at an event the other evening. Well, I say I bumped into him, but he was actually pointed out to me because I had the book under my arm at the time. I presented it to him by way of introduction.

“Ah,” he said, “that’s a brave read!”

And I suppose it is pretty bewildering, racing through the topsy-turvy lives of a number of narrators from across the Brazilian social spectrum. But that sense that you’re never quite sure where it’s going, and the fact that Scott barely even attempts to pull all the strands together at the end, makes for a singularly entertaining ride.

Set in Porto Alegre and São Paulo, Brazil; and London, England. 

Recommended by @lewisalloyd.

Buy the book here.