The Blind One and the Mad One Cláudia Barral Translated by Almiro Andrade
‘Rottenness is manifest in every human being. Without exception. There are people with rotten souls and it takes more than a shower to clean a soul.’ The Blind One and the Mad One brings us the story of two brothers, weakling civil servant Lázaro and his haranguing older brother Nestor, who is a former artist, now blind. While waiting for a female neighbour to visit, they reminisce about their lives and settle old scores. Can their neighbour be heard over their intense argument? Will she ever come? Their fight comes to a head with a sad revelation for both men where, engulfed in their memories, they must come to terms with their concept of reality and what can actually be seen.