In an introductory section, a Baron from Napoleonic France complains about being arrested after a limited orgy in which someone, he doesn't know who, died.
The second section is a dialogue between the Baron and an unidentified Voice (who might be the Devil in Hell if the Baron was the victim of the murder as a sort of dialogic whodunnit might suggest).
The final section is about a man who has confessed to murdering his wife during a sort of tit-for-tat game based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade.
It's quite a strange book with a great deal of repetition. In many ways the adjective 'Karkaesque' springs to mind.
Carvalho lives in Brazil and writes in Portuguese
September 2020; 135 pages