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Orphans of Eldorado

Author: Milton Hatoum; John Gledson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2010.
Series: Myths (Canongate Publishing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fables
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Hatoum; John Gledson
ISBN: 9781847673008 1847673007
OCLC Number: 463640230
Language Note: Translated from the Portuguese.
Description: 164 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Myths (Canongate Publishing)
Responsibility: Milton Hatoum ; translated from the Portuguese by John Gledson.

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A magical retelling of the myth of Eldorado, the Enchanted City of the Amazon, by one of Brazil's most acclaimed writers  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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