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Gabriela, clove and cinnamon

Author: Jorge Amado; James L Taylor; William L Grossman
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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Ilheus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendonça discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot ... No one imagines that a bedraggled migrant worker who turns up in town-least of all Gabriela herself-will be the agent of change. Nacib Saad has just  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Amado; James L Taylor; William L Grossman
ISBN: 0307276651 9780307276650
OCLC Number: 191821496
Language Note: Translated from the Portuguese.
Description: viii, 425 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Gabriela, cravo e canela.
Responsibility: Jorge Amado ; translated from the Portuguese by James L. Taylor and William L. Grossman.
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Ilheus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendonça discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot ... No one imagines that a bedraggled migrant worker who turns up in town-least of all Gabriela herself-will be the agent of change. Nacib Saad has just lost the cook at his popular cafe; and in desperation hires Gabriela. To his surprise she turns out to be a great beauty as well as a wonderful cook and an enchanting boon to his business. But what would people say if Nacib were to marry her? Lusty, satirical and full of intrigue, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon is a vastly entertaining panorama of small town Brazilian life. -- Back cover.

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