War of the Saints

War of the Saints

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The image of Santa Barbara of the Thunder is being shipped to the city of Bahia to be enshrined at the Museum of Sacred Art. As the boat that will deliver her is docking, she comes to life to save Manela, a young Bahian girl whose flirtatious behaviour has offended her pious family. This magical occurrence announces the start of the festival. The sounds of berimbau drums herald the candombl rituals that will determine the success or failure of Santa Barbara's magic. Once again the author of DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS shows his consummate ability to tell a story with compassion and sensuality.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 137 x 213mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Portuguese
  • 1852423722
  • 9781852423728

About Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado was born in northeastern Brazil in 1912. His early masterpiece is The Violent Land. A political exile in the 1940s, he lived for many years in Prague and Paris. The success of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands brought Jorge Amado an international audience and translation into forty-six languages with more than 8,000,000 copies of his books in print. The War of the Saints, his latest book, confirms his stature as Latin America s greatest storyteller. Jorge Amado died in 2001.show more

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