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VAZ, Laís Naufel Fayer. Literature as a destination for absences. Let. Hoje [online]. 2018, vol.53, n.4, pp.501-507. ISSN 1984-7726.

The inverse relationship of orphanhood between mother and child is developed in this story by Fábio de Melo. In a symbolic, deep and artisan way, the author creates an intimate narrative, rich in details, critical about death, from the point of view of who is left, of the mother who, losing the child, loses her “function”. This article views the familiar and intimate relationship as one of the themes of contemporary literature.

Keywords : orphanhood; Fábio de Melo; storyteller; family relationships.

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