The Day I Found You

Pages: 480
Subject: Fiction, Translated Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld

The Day I Found You

Pedro Chagas Freitas

Translated by Daniel Hahn
An unforgettable book from Portugal's bestselling author that promises to change how we write about love 

The Book


An unforgettable book from Portugal's bestselling author that promises to change how we read about love

The restaurant is crowded and noisy. The man sits by the window, watching the grey sky, bored, as he is every Monday morning. Suddenly he turns and she's there, standing in front of him. Years have passed since he last saw her, since the day he left, without an explanation, without a reason. Only now does he realise he never stopped loving her, even for a second.

Pedro Chagas Freitas takes the reader on a journey to discover the truth about love; the kind of love that touches, envelops and thrills you, that conceals and reveals, that wounds and heals, that seizes you and sets you free.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction, Translated Fiction
Pages 480
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Pedro Chagas Freitas is a Portuguese writer, journalist, editor and professional public speaker who has published more than twenty works. He studied linguistics and teaches creative writing.

Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with fifty-something books to his name. His translations (from Portuguese, Spanish and French) include fiction and non-fiction for children and adults, from Europe, Africa and the Americas. His work has won him the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the International Dublin Literary Award, among others, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize and the LA Times Book Prize. He is a former chair of the Society of Authors and the Translators Association, and on the board of English PEN.


‘Pedro Chagas Freitas is the new literary phenomenon in Portugal.'

- TV 7 Dias

The Day I Found You allows readers to breathe in the magic of a love that ends but is never extinguished.'

- Diva E Donna