New York. 1982. January 1982. Avon/Bard. 1st American Edition. Very Good in Wrappers. ISBN: 038078808x. Paperback Original. Translated from the Portuguese by Thomas Colchie. 223 pages. paperback. FROM THE PUBLISHER-THE TRIUMPH OF CENSORSHIP. In one of the most controversial novels to emerge from modern Brazil, Ivan Angelo tells of the strange reality of Latin America as revealed by the omissions of censorship. The time is the evening of March 30th, 1970, when a group of wealthy people gather for a birthday celebration. Simultaneously a group of migrant workers is halted from settling in the town by the police. In time the two groups become involved with each other, and the police begin their investigation, their degradation, and their torture of the workers and party-goers. If is only in the long final chapter, ‘After the Celebration, ' that the police and the reader are able to construct the horrifying climax. Upon its publication in 1976, Ivan Angelo said, ‘I hope to make the reader an accomplice not only in shaping the actual text, but in determining ifs significance, since my intention has been to provide wider participation in the terrible problems we face at the moment, in Brazil.'. inventory #1001.