Orphans of Eldorado

Orphans of Eldorado

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The setting for this magical fable is Eldorado, the Enchanted city that inhabited the fevered dreams of European navigators and conquistadors, but eluded all attempts to find it on the map. Some have linked it to Manaus in the Amazon Basin, and it is here that Arminto Cordovil lives with his father Amando in a white mansion. Orphans of Eldorado is a rich and magical fable that beautifully captures the atmosphere of the steamy, lush Amazonian world.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 130 x 214 x 16mm | 199.58g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • EdinburghUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Main ed
  • 1847673007
  • 9781847673008
  • 273,307

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'The story is universal, though sensuously anchored in Manaus, gripping in both its particular twists and its tragic inevitability, it is a human story told in a world made real by a very good writer.' A.S. Byatt on THE BROTHERS

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About Milton Hatoum

Born in Manaus in 1952, Milton Hatoum's first novel, TALE OF A CERTAIN ORIENT, was published in 1989, followed by THE BROTHERS in 2000. Both won the prestigious Jabuti Prize for best novel. ASHES OF THE AMAZON (2005) was also awarded the Jabuti Prize, as well as the Portugal Telecom Prize for literature.

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