Orphans of Eldorado
Theirs is a relationship full of passion and limitless ambition. Separating father and son is a remarkable cast of characters, from Angelina, the dead mother, to Denisio, the infernal boatman, and at the centre, Dinaura, a girl who betwitches Arminto and dreams of Eldorado...
Orphans of Eldorado is a rich and magical fable that beautifully captures the atmosphere of the steamy, lush Amazonian world.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 130 x 200 x 10mm | 125g
- 01 Apr 2012
- Canongate Books Ltd
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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occasionally terrible.' A.S. Byatt
'One of South America's leading contemporary novelists.' Guardian
Arminto Cordovil has inherited a fortune, and with it control of his father's shipping empire. But when a freighter, The Eldorado, crashes in the lower reaches of the Amazon, its shipwrecked hull seems tied to Arminto's destiny. He will soon discover his father's cunning and the disastrous consequences it will have for his own young life.
Orphans of Eldorado is a magical retelling of a legendary expedition. From the vibrant port of Manaus, through the lush heart of the Amazon, Hatoum takes us on a quest for our greatest desires.
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