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The Ballad of Johnny Sosa depicts an ordinary man trying to live out his dreams in a dreary provincial town in central Uruguay while suffering in the tentacles of military oppression. Every night, Johnny Sosa, a poor, young, black musician, sings melancholic soul music in the small bar in the town's brothel, dreaming of a life beyond his confining world, and for a few hour ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 7th 2004 by Overlook TP (first published 1994)
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Enas
ο τζόνι σόσα είναι ένας ονειροπόλος νέγρος που λατρεύει τα μπλουζ. περνάει τα πρωινά του ακούγωντας ευλαβικά την ιστορία του ινδάλματός του στο ραδιόφωνο και τα βράδια παίζει τη μουσική του στο καμπαρέ του μικρού χωριού κάπου στην ουρουγουάη.
η ρουτίνα του τζόνι και ολόκληρου του χωριού θα αλλάξει με τον ερχομό της στρατιωτικής δικτατορίας, η οποία έχει να προσφέρει πολλά στον τζόνι ζητώντας του για αντάλλαγμα το προφανές, την ελευθερία του.

ο μάριο δελγάδο απαραΐν γράφει άψογα αυτή την ιστορία, π
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João Carlos
Mario Delgado Aparaín oferece-nos uma grande novela com apenas cento e nove páginas – apresentando-nos uma personagem verdadeiramente inesquecível, de seu nome Johnny Sosa, um pobre negro sem dentes, amante dos blues e fascinado pelo intérprete Lou Brakley, que todos os sábados num inglês completamente indecifrável canta no bar/bordel Chantecler, na pequena aldeia Mosquitos, situada no interior do Uruguai.
Johnny Sosa vive com a sua esposa Diana, adepta do tango, um dos períodos mais trágicos e r
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Sónia
Esta pequena obra tem como pano de fundo um País que procura liberdade, em que o seu povo vive amarrado ao passado e, em simultâneo, à espera de um futuro adquirido com base no vincar das suas ideologias.

À partida seria uma estória como tantas outras, apenas tendo os ingredientes que apresentei. Mas não é o caso... Com um humor característico mostra-nos o quão difícil pode ser a dualidade entre o onde estamos e para onde vamos, assim como aquilo que se é e o que outros querem de nós. O segredo?
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Cloud Jumpa
Interesting and humorous. Definitely something different. :)
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