José Saramago (1922–2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
“. . . [a] febrile but readable novel . . .”
“. . . a work that is rich in the details of the artist’s outer and inner life . . .”
“Cain inserts himself into the biblical narrative and wedges himself into these patriarchal stories to undermine their presumptions and prejudices.”