'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 Germany as Luana (Hoffmann und Campe), and will be published later this year in the USA and Canada (Scribner), the Netherlands (Ambo Anthos) and Sweden (Modernista).