…while the ranks of telephones in the throbbing editorial offices stirred and trembled in an identical investigatory frenzy.

The new book by José Saramago, Death with Interruptions,  has the following premise:  “On the first day of the new year, no one dies.”  There you go, right there.  I’m not far into it, yet, but so far excellent, which is probably not a surprise.

Although the word crisis is clearly not the most appropriate one to describe these extraordinary events, for it would be absurd, incongruous and an affront to the most basic logic to speak of a crisis in an existential situation that has been privileged by the absence of death, one can understand why some citizens, zealous of their right to know the truth, are asking themselves, and each other, what the hell is going on with the government, who have so far given not the slightest sign of life.

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