Paperback. Pub Date: 2004 Pages: 448 Publisher: Grove Press The Inquisitors' Manual chronicles the Decadence not just of a family but of the entire AN Society Morally and spiritually vitiated by four decades of totalitarian rule. Senhor Francisco a once powerful state minister and a personal friend of the Portuguese dictator Salazar. is incapacitated by a stroke. and as he spends his last days in a nursing home in Lisbon he reviews his life and his loves. His son Joao. raised by the housekeeper. grows up to be good-hearted but totally inept. so that his ruthless in-laws easily defraud him of his father's farm. The minister's daughter. Paula. whom he had by the cook and who was raised by a childless widow in another town. is ostracized after the Revolution for her father's position ...
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