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ISBN13: 9780143038610
ISBN10: 0143038613
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The fabulous debut novel by new international talent Azhar Abidi, Passarola Rising is a deftly written picaresque tale filled with evocative detail, adventure, and suspense. Set in eighteenth-century Europe, it tells the story of Bartolomeu and Alexandre Lourenço, who use their airship, the Passarola, to escape the strictures of the Church, the suspicion of the government, and the intellectually stultifying climate of Lisbon. As they venture from the salons and bordellos of ancien régime Paris to the desolate far reaches of the North Pole, the brothers Lourenço encounter some of the most colorful characters of the European Enlightenment, including the loquacious Voltaire and the irascible King Stanislaus of Poland.

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A deftly handled picaresque tale that touches on the nature of truth and fraternal companionship, this tale follows two brothers who travel the world in a peculiar airship in their quest for knowledge.

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Azhar AbidiGuardian Weekly, the Australian literary journal Meanjin, and The Best Australian Essays 2004 and the Southwest Review.

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Zmrzlina, April 5, 2008 (view all comments by Zmrzlina)
18th century historical fiction without the scandal, sensationalism, and costume of historical fiction so popular today. The story features a fanciful air-ship and two brothers who navigate religious tyranny. Adventure is more philosophical than exciting and the ending is a bit abrupt, but a very interesting read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038610
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Historical - General
Author:
Abidi, Azhar
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20061226
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.16x5.92x.72 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143038610 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A deftly handled picaresque tale that touches on the nature of truth and fraternal companionship, this tale follows two brothers who travel the world in a peculiar airship in their quest for knowledge.
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