The Passion According to G.H
Recommended by Parker Smith, Campus Store Buyer
"This book tells the story of an upper-class woman in Brazil who kills a cockroach she finds in her closet. From this seemingly insignificant, the book takes a sharp turn into the woman's deepest darkest thoughts as she struggles to come to terms with what she has done and what it says about her life as a whole. If you're the Kind of person who takes bugs outside in a cup instead of squashing them, this is the book for you!"
The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid’s room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door ―crushing the cockroach ―and then watches it die. At the end of the novel, at the height of a spiritual crisis, comes the most famous and most genuinely shocking scene in Brazilian literature…