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Seeing by Jose Saramago

Seeing by Jose Saramago

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Despite the heavy rain, the presiding officer at Polling Station 14 finds it odd that by midday on National Election day, only a handful of voters have turned out. This title explores how simply this could be achieved and how devastating the results might be.

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Despite the heavy rain, the presiding officer at Polling Station 14 finds it odd that by midday on National Election day, only a handful of voters have turned out. Puzzlement swiftly escalates to shock when eventually, after an extension, the final count reveals seventy per cent of the votes are blank - not spoiled, simply blank. National law decrees the election should be repeated eight days later. The result is worse; eighty-three per cent of the votes are blank. The incumbent government receives eight per cent and the opposition even less. The authorities, seized with panic, decamp from the capital and place it under a state of emergency. In his new novel, Jose Saramago has deftly created the politician's ultimate nightmare: disillusionment not with one party, but with all, thereby rendering the entire democratic system useless. Seeing explores how simply this could be achieved and how devastating the results might be.

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SKU GOR001462111
Title Seeing
Author By (author) Jose Saramago
Contributor Translated by Margaret Jull Costa
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 2007
Page Number 320
ISBN 0099483629
ISBN13 9780099483625
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes N/A
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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