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3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Invisibles spans two cities by the sea and four decades of music, torture, and romance. From the streets of Brighton to the bars of Rio, Ed Siegle weaves the rhythms of Brazil and the troubles of his characters into an absorbing story of identity, love, and loss. Joel Burns has always believed his father is still alive. His mother Jackie has long been glad to know Gilberto ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Myriad Editions
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Tripfiction
Apr 27, 2014 Tripfiction rated it really liked it
Novel set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (feel the beat of the country)

Joel is a young dentist, now living in Brighton. He lost his father in traumatic circumstances in his younger years, when the family lived in Rio. And this is the story of his personal quest to discover whether his father is actually still alive or not. It is a poignant account of longing, loss and hope. It forms a strong central narrative, as Joel abandons his life in England after he believes he sees his Father as a bystander on
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Joanne
Feb 07, 2013 Joanne rated it it was ok
Shelves: gave-up
It was with a heavy heart that I finally gave up on this book last night. I'm a huge fan of Myriad Editions, and I was looking forward to reading this book, and I really wanted to like it. But I just couldn't get into it. I liked the early descriptions of Brighton, because I could picture them having lived there for a while. But I just found the writing a little stilted perhaps, and I didn't really like the characters. I've given it 2 stars because it's not terrible, but it just wasn't for me. A ...more
Rita
Dec 31, 2011 Rita rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club
December book for the Broadway Book Club.

Book choices for this Book Club haven't always been ones I've liked but I loved this book. Some of the group wanted to go to Brighton after reading it.
It's well written, good characters, my favourite being Nelson.
Published by a small publisher called Myriad, they advertised some of their other books at the back and they looked interesting so we may read some of them.
Peter
Aug 21, 2011 Peter rated it it was ok
Parts of this book are beautifully written, many of the characters feel alive and complex, and the dialogue throughout is funny and vivid. The story moves smoothly, if not always convincingly, and I found the book engaging and readable without sacrificing subtlety. However, some of the scenes set in Brazil seem to rely for atmosphere on italicized Portuguese words and neighborhood names -- tokens of exoticism that don't always convey real insight into the place.
Catherine
Aug 16, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it
Full of suspense, funny, serious, tragic. Aptly depicts Joel's frantic search for his father and cultural differences between England and Brazil. Could hardly put the book down.
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