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Bahia Blues

2.9  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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 fevverish, and Mama Lourdes, the clairvoyant, can only predict bad news. The area is dying."
Paperback, 123 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Arcadia Books
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Iris
Aug 06, 2011 Iris rated it liked it
As much of my reading, this too came into my hands through my perennial snooping into JK's lists. Thus, I feel compelled to cut-and-paste his review here as it does better justice to the book than I can muster. (Except for the reference to the City of God....)
"Starts off as the expected Jorge Amado pastiche with the obligatory " oh what an- eccentric-cast-of-characters" : the seven year old boy who must fend for his family, the aging prostitute, the ever stoic priest etc. But then it turns into
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Apr 18, 2014 James Cole rated it it was ok
Enjoyable and easy to read. Well executed generally and probably a good insight into the lives of some people in Brazil, but couldn't help feeling it was all a little clichéd and lacked depth.
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