Perfect days : a novel
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Entrekin, Alison translator.
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New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
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9781594206405 (hardback), 1594206406 (hardback)
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264 pages ; 22 cm
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1602
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English

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Originally published as Dias perfeitos (São Paulo : Companhia das Letras, 2014).
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"A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of one of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writers. Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver--that is, until he meets Clarice. She's almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. An aspiring screenwriter, she's working on a screenplay called Perfect Days about three friends who go on a road trip across Brazil in search of romance. Teo is obsessed. He begins to stalk her, first following to her university, then to her home, and when she ultimately rejects him, Teo kidnaps her and they embark upon their very own twisted odyssey across Brazil, tracing the same route outlined in her screenplay. Through it all, Teo is certain that time is all he needs to prove to Clarice that they are made for each other, that time is all he needs to make her fall in love with him. But as the journey progresses, he keeps digging himself deeper and deeper into a pit that he can't get out of, stopping at nothing to ensure that no one gets in the way of their life together. Both tense and lurid, and brimming with suspense from the very first page, Perfect Days is a psychological thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley--a chilling journey in the passenger seat with a psychopath. It marks the English language debut of one of Brazil's most deliciously dark young writers"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Montes, R., & Entrekin, A. (2016). Perfect days: a novel. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Montes, Raphael, 1990- and Alison Entrekin. 2016. Perfect Days: A Novel. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Montes, Raphael, 1990- and Alison Entrekin, Perfect Days: A Novel. New York: Penguin Press, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Montes, Raphael, and Alison Entrekin. Perfect Days: A Novel. New York: Penguin Press, 2016. Print.

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