'Luiza Sauma's debut novel is that rare thing: a completely absorbing, brilliantly-designed, literary work.'
Anita Shreve, author of The Pilot’s Wife
'[An] arresting debut about memory and trauma. In this respect and others, it resembles Julian Barnes’s 2011 Man Booker-winner, The Sense of an Ending... Sauma, whose style manages to be both spare and rich, is clear-eyed about the social and racial divides in Rio.'
Daily Telegraph – 'New year, new voices'
Flesh and Bone and Water is published in the UK (Viking), USA and Canada (Scribner); Germany (as Luana, Hoffmann und Campe); the Netherlands (as Heimwee, Ambo Anthos) and is forthcoming in Sweden (Modernista).