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Lisboa, Adriana 1970-

Works: 38 works in 159 publications in 10 languages and 1,495 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Documentary films  Humorous fiction  Noir fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3552.L6378, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adriana Lisboa
Crow blue by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I was thirteen. Being thirteen is like being in the middle of nowhere. Which was accentuated by the fact that I was in the middle of nowhere. In a house that wasn't mine. In a city that wasn't mine, in a country that wasn't mine, with a one-man family that, in spite of the intersections and intentions (all very good), wasn't mine. When her mother dies, thirteen-year-old Vanja is left with no family and no sense of who she is, where she belongs, and what she should do. Determined to find her biological father in order to fill the void that has so suddenly appeared in her life, Vanja decides to leave Rio de Janeiro to live in Colorado with her stepfather, a former guerrilla notorious for his violent past. From there she goes in search of her biological father, tracing her mother's footsteps and gradually discovering the truth about herself. Rendered in lyrical and passionate prose, Crow Blue is a literary road trip through Brazil and America, and through dark decades of familial and political history"--
Symphony in white by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two daughters of Afonso Olimpio and Otacilia raised in rural Brazil in the 1960s and educated in teeming Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s form the counterpoint and central theme linking four generations: the pliant, troubled Clarice and the lovely, strong-willed Maria Ines. As other voices join in - those of the men they have married and the ones they have loved; the artist manque Tomas; villagers and childhood friends; Great-Aunt Berenice in Rio; Eduarda, Maria Ines' eighteen-year-old daughter - the cool, white calm of the sisters' universe dissolves in a swirl of dark secrets. The family's silences echo the unspoken atrocities of the military dictatorship holding sway in their country. But after the death of their mother forces Clarice and Maria Ines to face their shared past, an old score is settled. In a dramatic and powerful work of great beauty and harmony, Lisboa reveals the abysses of the human soul within a framework as delicate as a butterfly's flight. -- Book jacket
Hut of fallen persimmons by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A journey to Japan seen through the eyes of two Brazilians: Haruki and Celina. Through a counterpoint of narration and text, and with reference to haiku by seventeenth-century master Matsuo Bashō, the pair's losses and struggles unfold"--Provided by publisher
Writers made in Brazil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This presents Adriana Lisboa talking about a variety of topics relating to her writing and family
Hanói by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hanói é um romance sobre deslocamentos, sobre detalhes que mudam um destino, e sobre a transitoriedade da vida. A cidade, aqui, é mais do que localidade geográfica: é um futuro imaginado, onde David, doente e determinado a levar a cabo un projeto radical, deposita esperanças que nem ele mesmo compreende. E onde Alex, uma garota que amadureceu por necessidade, tem uma chance de reavaliar suas escolhas."--P [4] of cover
O coração às vezes pára de bater by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Portuguese and French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Rio de Janeiro, le jour de ses 15 ans, un garçon passe la nuit à l'hôpital avec un ami qui s'est fait renverser par une voiture. Le matin, il se rend chez Paloma, sa petite amie. Pendant une semaine, il va écrire sur l'ordinateur de Paloma. Ce texte deviendra ce livre, écrit à la première personne. Il y mêle confidences et considérations sur sa vie, sa famille, ses questions d'adolescent, etc
Um beijo de colombina by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Portuguese and Swedish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O sucesso : contos by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Portuguese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Os fios da memória by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in Portuguese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caligrafias : pequenas narrativas, 1996/2004 by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parte da paisagem by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Portuguese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Sommer der Schmetterlinge : Roman by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Unmöglichkeit des Vergessens Ein fesselnder, poetischer Roman über große Gefühle und dunkle Leidenschaften: Nach Jahren treffen sich die beiden ungleichen Schwestern Maria Inês und Clarice wieder, um das Unerklärliche zu klären, das ihr Leben geprägt hat. Die beiden Mädchen wachsen in einem wohlhabenden Elternhaus auf einer Fazenda im Landesinnern des Bundesstaates Rio de Janeiro auf. Ihre Kindheit verläuft scheinbar harmonisch und behütet, tatsächlich aber ist ihre Welt bestimmt von den "verbotenen Dingen", die man nicht aussprechen darf. Und so teilen Clarice und Maria Inês dunkle Geheimnisse, die jeden ihrer Schritte begleiten. Mit den Jahren verlieren sie sich aus den Augen, die eine lebt als Ärztin in Rio, die andere auf der heimatlichen Fazenda. Erst nach dem Tod der Eltern treffen die Schwestern in einer schicksalhaften Nacht wieder aufeinander und bringen all die unausgesprochenen Wahrheiten endlich ans Licht. "Der Sommer der Schmetterlinge" erzählt in starken Bildern und mit viel Atmosphäre von Abhängigkeiten und Abgründen in Zeiten der Diktatur und Repression
Rio noir( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Portuguese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Língua de trapos by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autores e ideias( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contos populares Japoneses by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Portuguese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azul cuervo by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her mother dies, 13-year-old Vanja leaves the "crow-blue" shells of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro behind and goes to live in Colorado with her estranged stepfather, Fernando, a one-time Araguaia freedom fighter, now a political exile working as a security guard and part-time cleaner. Fernando, whose marriage to Vanja's mother broke up before Vanja was even born, welcomes his sort-of daughter into his home, and the pair set out on a "treasure hunt" to find her biological father - an American from Albuquerque about whom she knows little - in what becomes a classic coming-of-age narrative that also explores the dark side of Brazil's political history. Crow Blue is ultimately a vibrant and hopeful story about how we find our families and where we make our homes
Criancinhas by Tom Perrotta( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Muo's travelling couch by Sijie Dai( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political prisoner, a quest that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate
Away : a novel by Amy Bloom( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in America alone after her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian Leyb receives word that her daughter Sophie might still be alive and embarks on a risky odyssey that takes her from New York's Lower East Side through Chicago, Seattle, the Yukon, and Alaska, to Siberia to find the missing girl
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Symphony in white
Hut of fallen persimmons
Alternative Names
Adriana Lisboa brasilianische Schriftstellerin

Adriana Lisboa Brazilian writer

Adriana Lisboa écrivaine brésilienne

Adriana Lisboa escriptora brasilera

Adriana Lisboa escritora brasileña

Adriana Lisboa schrijfster uit Brazilië

Gurevitz, Adriana Lisboa Fábregas 1970-

Лисбоа, Адриана