“Alexandre Vidal Porto’s clear style would seduce and deceive us, for the tale he tells is not simple at all. It is, rather, mysterious and subtle, and we are drawn immediately and inexorably into its depths from his memorable–and beautifully simple—opening sentence.” (William McPherson, Pulitzer Prize winner for literary criticism)

“Alexandre Vidal Porto delivers a contemporary tale in the form of a nightmare, where dissatisfaction and individualism are always latent in a precise, straightforward and, at the same, disquieting prose."
(Fernando Saez, Pablo Neruda Foundation, Chile)

"One of the most pleasurable books I read last year." (Milton Hatoum, author)

"What a beautiful novel!" (Moacyr Scliar, author) 

​On Matias na Cidade