Winter's Hottest Fiction
Five literary triumphs to curl up with this season
Blood-Drenched Beard by Daniel Galera
In an atmosphere both languid and tense, a story unfolds of a young man searching for the truth of his grandfather’s death. Daniel Galera is a Brazilian writer who sought to fuse an experimental, postmodern writing style with a murder mystery. The novel wouldn’t succeed so well without its setting, a Brazilian town on the Atlantic Ocean known for its surfing and fishing—but beneath the community’s sleepy surface lie violent secrets.