â€śBrilliant . . . harrowing. . . . Packs the impact of an exploding mortar shell.â€ťâ€”Kai Maristed, Los Angeles TimesIn the tradition of William Faulkner and Gabriel GarcĂa MĂˇrquez, one of the twentieth centuryâ€™s most original literary voices offers â€śkaleidoscopic visions of a modern Portugal scarred by its Fascist past and its bloody colonial wars in Africaâ€ť (Paris Review). Hailed as a masterpiece of world literature, The Land at the End of the Worldâ€”in an acclaimed translation by Margaret Jull Costaâ€”recounts the anguished tale of a Portuguese medic haunted by memories of war. Like the Ancient Mariner who will tell his tale to anyone who listens, the narratorâ€™s evening unfolds like a fever dream that is both tragic and haunting. The result is one of the great war novels of the modern age.