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    Seeing (Paperback) By (author) Jose Saramago, Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

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    DescriptionOn election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has bothered to come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule the elections for another day? Around three o'clock, the rain finally stops. Promptly at four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if they had been ordered to appear.But when the ballots are counted, more than 70 percent are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. But are the authorities acting too precipitously? Or even blindly? The word evokes terrible memories of the plague of blindness that hit the city four years before, and of the one woman who kept her sight. Could she be behind the blank ballots? A police superintendent is put on the case.What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister. A singular novel from the author of Blindness.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jose Saramago, Translated by Margaret Jull Costa
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 307
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    ISBN 13: 9780156032735
    ISBN 10: 0156032732

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC21: 869.342
    B&T Approval Code: A24245845, P24102962
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
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    Publication date
    04 September 2007
    Review quote
    "We live in age when democracy is being touted as the panacea to the world's ills -- and not just abroad. 'Seeing' suggests a more complicated scenario. It offers that democracy is welcome in our times: that is, so long as it produces the results those in power want."--John Freeman"Denver Post" (05/21/2006)