Lúcia Bettencourt is an award-winning Brazilian writer. Her short story collections A secretária de Borges (Borges's Secretary) and Linha de sombra (Shadow Line) are published by Editora Record. Her third collection O amor acontece (Love Happens) is forthcoming. wordswithoutborders.org


She spat out the insult violently and let her mouth turn downward in disgust, growing still more bitter when her husband didn't react. She knew that her constant bouts of jealousy were getting out of control, and jeopardising their relationship, but she didn't know how to stop.

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