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Ch’oe In-ho - The novel begins with a series of seemingly minor juxtapositions of the familiar and the strange, as a result of which the protagonist, K, gradually finds himself inside a Matrix-like reality populated with shape-shifting characters

João de Melo - Cadete the Healer and Sara the Saint; Barbaro the Pilgrim and the syphilitic priest, His Holiness Father Governo; the death and resurrection of Joao-Lazaro...all on the island in the middle of the ocean...

Jean-Luc Benoziglio - the monologue of a man, disoriented by the gaping void of not knowing his own nationality, recounting the final remnants of his own sanity and his life. In this buffoonish, even grotesque, yet deeply pitiful man, Benoziglio explores, with a light yet profound touch, weighty themes such as the roles of family, history, one’s moral responsibility towards others, and the fragility of personal identity

Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert - the autobiography of Davi Kopenawa, one of Brazil’s most prominent and eloquent indigenous leaders. It is the most vivid and authentic account of shamanistic philosophy I have ever read. It is also a passionate appeal for the rights of indigenous people