Location(s): Sao Paulo
Intelligent and deeply felt, Feast Days follows a young wife who relocates with her financier husband to Sao Paulo–a South American megacity that impresses and unsettles, conceals and erupts. Here in her new home, she reckons with the twenty-first...
Location(s): Geneva, Paris, Rio de Janeiro
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): Earlier 20th Century
Their future is written in the stars . . . Maia D’Apliése and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, ‘Atlantis’ – a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva – having been told...
Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
Delving into Brazil’s baroque past, Peter Robb writes about its history of slavery and the richly multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century. Even today, Brazil...
Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Historical
This book comes in three tranches – Robb’s person experience in Brazil which is certainly a rollercoaster experience at times but also explore culture, food and language. The second is the history of Brazil from it’s Portugues colonisation (and...
Location(s): Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia
Since the arrival of Gringa, everything has been going wrong. Maria Aparecida, the queen of the slums, has disappeared: one-eyed Tonio has stopped singing: Ze and Manuel are feverish and Mama Lourdes the clairvoyant can only predict bad news....