Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day 7: The Tuner of Silences

Today's February Freebie, we're proud to announce, is by the internationally bestselling Mia Couto of Mozambique. Don't know Mia Couto? Check out this essay on "Africanness" by him in The Guardian, this review of Sleepwalking Land in The New York Times, or the page about The Tuner of Silences on Biblioasis's International Translation Series website. And for those of you new to February Freebies, the explanation is below. A book a day for the whole month of February!

Back in the good old days (er, okay, back in Victorian England), you might call an excellent book your fireside university. A book was all you needed to toast the soul on an otherwise cold, damp, drizzly, snow-plagued, slush-infested, toe-benumbing February evening. So in that spirit, we say: listen up! Warm your brain-pans! For the month of February, Monday through Fridays, Biblioasis will be offering a special Facebook-only contest.
Here’s how it works: 
1. Like our Facebook page.
2. Keep an eye out for our status updates. Once a day, Biblioasis will post an announcement for that day’s February Freebie.
3. Like that status, and share it on your own feed. That’s all it takes to enter.
4. Each day we’ll select one name from all our entrants and mail them that day’s book, free of charge.

The freebie book will change daily, so if there's one title in particular you're itching for, make sure to check in regularly. Winners will be contacted via Facebook for their mailing addresses, and participants may enter as often as they like. Good luck and stay warm!

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