The Hour of the Star
Fiction by Clarice Lispector
Translated from the Portuguese by Benjamin Moser
With a contribution by Paulo Gurgel Valente Colm Tóibín
The devastating final work by Brazil’s greatest modern writer, The Hour of the Star tells the haunting tale of Macabéa—a typist who lives in the slums of Rio—underfed, sickly, and unloved, yet inwardly free.