“An enchanting debut novel of a Pitt teacher afoot in Brazil…”

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“The email address of the main character in Idra Novey’s Ways to Disappear is eneufeld@pitt.edu. Ms. Novey was born in Western Pennsylvania, which may be why she chose to begin her uniquely captivating debut novel in Pittsburgh. But she has also lived in Brazil, where the majority of her story takes place.

Emma Neufeld, a 34-year-old adjunct professor at a branch campus of the University of Pittsburgh, teaches ‘endless sections’ of Portuguese for Spanish Speakers. The job came with ‘a rusted metal desk she had to share with two other adjuncts, one of whom lived on Doritos and left neon-orange fingerprints on her Post-its…'”

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