Paulo Scott

Phenotypes

A smart and stylish account of the bigotry lurking in our hearts and institutions alike.

Paulo Scott’s second novel to appear in English probes the old wounds of race in Brazil, and in particular the loss of a black identity independent from the history of slavery. Exploratory rather than didactic, a story of crime, street-life, and regret as much as a satirical novel of ideas, Phenotypes is a seething masterpiece of rage and reconciliation.

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Print status: Pre-order
Author: Paulo Scott
Translator: Daniel Hahn
Original language: Portuguese
Format: B-format paperback
Publication date: 4 January 2022
ISBN: 9781913505189
Ebook ISBN: 9781913505196
Availability: World English
Number of pages: 232

Reviews

Praise for Nowhere People

‘A powerful, complex and very ambitious voice. In the contemporary Latin American literature scene, Paulo Scott is a must-read.’ Juan Pablo Villalobos, author of Down the Rabbit Hole and Quesadillas

‘Paulo Scott is one of the best novelists of his generation and is going to surprise us in the future. Of all the novels of the last five years, I really love Nowhere People. It is one hell of a book. And amazing in its structure.’ João Gilberto Noll, interviewed by Posfácio magazine

‘A lush postmodern spin on the intergenerational state-of-the-nation saga . . . Daniel Hahn’s translation of this somersaulting, playful, emotionally pummelling and occasionally oblique novel is, one assumes, a feat of ventriloquism and linguistic plate-spinning.’  Booktrust

‘One of Scott’s many merits is the audacity he shows, on many levels. Scott dares to create one of the most interesting voices in recent fiction. And that is the voice of a Guarani Indian girl. Maína is far from the stereotypes of the “noble savage” that orientate our literature and culture. Maína speaks.’ O Globo

‘Immensely powerful. [...] This novel tackles post-dictatorship Brazilian ideologies better than anything else in fiction.’ O Estado de São Paulo

‘Nowhere People is an inexhaustible font of surprises that the author’s firm hand manages to harmonise.’  Rascunho

‘Nowhere People is not your average book.’ Folha de São Paulo

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