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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands: A Moral and Amorous Tale (Vintage International)

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From the great Brazilian author, an exotic tale of greed, madness, and a dispute between two powerful families over land on the cocoa-rich coast of Bahia
 
The siren song of the lush, cocoa-growing forests of Bahia lures them all—the adventurers, the assassins, the gamblers, the brave and beautiful women. It is not a gentle song, but a song of greed, madness, and blood. It is a song that promises riches untold, or death for the price of a swig of rum . . . a song most cannot resist—until it is too late—not Margot, the golden blond prostitute who comes for love; not Cabral, the unscrupulous lawyer who works for one of the Cacao “colonels”; and not Juca, whose ruthless quest to reap the jungle’s harvest plants the seeds of his own destruction.

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From the great Brazilian author, an exotic tale of greed, madness, and a dispute between two powerful families over land on the cocoa-rich coast of Bahia
 
The siren song of the lush, cocoa-growing forests of Bahia lures them all—the adventurers, the assassins, the gamblers, the brave and beautiful women. It is not a gentle song, but a song of greed, madness, and blood. It is a song that promises riches untold, or death for the price of a swig of rum . . . a song most cannot resist—until it is too late—not Margot, the golden blond prostitute who comes for love; not Cabral, the unscrupulous lawyer who works for one of the Cacao “colonels”; and not Juca, whose ruthless quest to reap the jungle’s harvest plants the seeds of his own destruction.

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A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia, Captains of the Sands is a favorite among Jorge Amado’s novels. The boys—including the leader, fifteen-year-old “Bullet”; the crafty liar, “Legless”; the intellectual “Professor”; and the sexually precocious “Cat”—dodge and dupe the rich and privileged of Brazil. But when a public outcry demands their capture, thisvivid portrait of a divided culture becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom.

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Jorge Amado—novelist, journalist, lawyer—was born in 1912, the son of a cacao planter, in Ilheus, south of Salvador, the provincial capital of Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon. His first novel, Cacao, was published when he was nineteen. It was an impassioned plea for social justice for the workers on Bahian cacao plantations; and his novels of the thirties and forties would continue to dramatize class struggle. Not until the 1950s did he write his great literary comic novels—Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, and Dona Flor and her Two Husbands—which take aim at the full spectrum of society even as they pay ebullient tribute to the region of his birth. One of the most reknowned writers of the Latin American boom of the sixties, Amado has been translated into more than 35 languages. A highly successful film version of Dona Flor was produced in Brazil in 1976. He died in 2001.

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"And with this we come to the end of the tale of Dona Flor and her two husbands, set forth in all its details and mysteries, as clear and dark as life itself. All this took place; let him who will believe."
"Magical realism" is maybe one of the most misunderstood movements in modern literature. The term gets thrown around a lot without people really knowing what it means. Like surrealism, it's assumed that weird things happening in a book make it magical realism, especially if it's set in Latin America. The term doesn't necessarily apply to the great Brazilian writer Jorge Amado, but in this novel (possibly his masterpiece) from 1969, a woman's dead husband shows up after she remarries and it's handled as if it's a normal occurrence. Vibrant, sensual, ironic, and funny, this is one of the crown jewels of the South American literary renaissance. Made into a film in the 70s. If you like this, also try "The Discovery of America by the Turks" and "The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray."
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ISBN:
9780307276643
Author:
Amado, Jorge
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
de Onis, Harriet
Author:
Mac Adam, Alfred
Author:
Rabassa, Gregory
Author:
Putnam, Samuel
Author:
Jorge Amado Translated by Harriet de Onis
Author:
Adam, Alfred Mac
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
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Ghost
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Widows
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Love stories
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Literature-A to Z
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Trade paper
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Vintage International
Publication Date:
20060931
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.8813 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
From the great Brazilian author, an exotic tale of greed, madness, and a dispute between two powerful families over land on the cocoa-rich coast of Bahia
 
The siren song of the lush, cocoa-growing forests of Bahia lures them all—the adventurers, the assassins, the gamblers, the brave and beautiful women. It is not a gentle song, but a song of greed, madness, and blood. It is a song that promises riches untold, or death for the price of a swig of rum . . . a song most cannot resist—until it is too late—not Margot, the golden blond prostitute who comes for love; not Cabral, the unscrupulous lawyer who works for one of the Cacao “colonels”; and not Juca, whose ruthless quest to reap the jungle’s harvest plants the seeds of his own destruction.

"Synopsis" by ,
A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia, Captains of the Sands is a favorite among Jorge Amado’s novels. The boys—including the leader, fifteen-year-old “Bullet”; the crafty liar, “Legless”; the intellectual “Professor”; and the sexually precocious “Cat”—dodge and dupe the rich and privileged of Brazil. But when a public outcry demands their capture, thisvivid portrait of a divided culture becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom.

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