The Discovery of America by the Turks

The Discovery of America by the Turks

Paperback - 2012
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For the first time in English- legendary Brazilian author Jorge Amado's spirited novella about Arab immigrants to South America - published for the centennial of Amado's birth Two Arab immigrants - 'Turks,' as Brazilians call them-arrive in the rough Brazilian frontier on the same ship in 1903, hoping to find a future. They rub shoulders with gunslingers and plantation owners, and also tangle with merchants, one of whom is desperate to marry off his impossible daughter. Thus ensues a farcical drama that produces, in a humorous twist, the unlikeliest of suitors in this whimsical Brazilian take on The Taming of the Shrew. 'Delightful . . . A wonder of the art of narration by the voice, the feeling, and the joy of Brazil.' José Saramago, from the Foreword
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780143106982
Characteristics: xi, 77 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rabassa, Gregory


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Nov 10, 2013

A lusty, earthy, exuberant novella from Brazil. Will appeal to fans of G.G. Marquez and magical realism.


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