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...
Location(s): Brighton, Rio de Janeiro
Era(s): 1960s/70 and early 2000s
From the streets of Brighton to the bars of Rio de Janeiro, Ed Siegle weaves the rhythms of Brazil and the troubles of his characters into an absorbing story of identity, love and loss. Simultaneously familiar and foreign, this...
Location(s): Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Genre(s): Fiction, Novella
Centenarian Eulalio Assumpcao has reached the end of his long life. From his modest bed in a Rio public hospital, as his mind falters, he grandly recounts his past to passing nurses, his visiting daughter and the whitewashed ceiling....
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....