“As ditaduras podem voltar, eu sei”: On the Construction of Trust in Julián Fuks’s A resistência

  • Callie Ward
Keywords: post-dictatorial novel, Brazil, human rights, truth, suspicion


In the present essay, I examine truth and trust as socially embedded co-constructions. To ground my analysis, I focus on Julián Fuks’s A resistência (2015), a novel that addresses Brazil’s dictatorial past (1964-1985) while alluding to contemporary and future concerns. Through close readings of Fuks’s metafictional novel, I examine the ways in which trust develops in tandem with doubt and suspicion. This focus sheds light on how attention to trust can be crucial for both lectoral engagement and the democratic processes of discussion and consensus.