Synopses & Reviews
Complex and hauntingly beautiful, Lygia Fagundes Telles's most acclaimed novel is a journey into the inner lives of three young women, each revealing her secrets and loves, each awaiting a destiny tied to the colorful and violent world of modern Brazil. Intimate and unforgettable, creates an extraordinary picture of the wonder and the darkness that come to possess a woman's mind, and stands as one of the greatest novels to come out of Brazil in the late twentieth century.
""Telles' novels and short stories probe the psyche of the Sao Paulo bourgeoisie . . . Telles examines the moral decay of the middle classes, viewed through the experiences of young heroines who are trapped between their own dreams and their rigid social class."" Isabel Vincent
""A master of communicating a sense of wonder and fantasy."" The Globe and Mail
About the Author
Lygia Fagundes Telles (1923-) was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and is one of the most respected authors in Brazilian literature. In 2005 she won the Camões Prize, the greatest literary award in the Portuguese-speaking world, and she is one of only three female members of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.Margaret A. Neves has translated work by Jorge Amado, Antonio Torres, Moacyr Scliar, and Edgard T. Ribeiro.