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Brazil

Author: John Updike
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1994.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : 1st Trade edView all editions and formats
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John Updike's sixteenth novel takes place in a stylized Brazil where almost anything is possible, if you are young and in love. Tristao Raposo, a nineteen-year-old black child of the Rio slums, and Isabel Leme, an eighteen-year-old upper-class white girl, meet on Copacabana Beach; their flight into marriage takes them to the farthest reaches of Brazil's wild west. Privation, violence, captivity, and reversals of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Updike, John.
Brazil.
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1994
(OCoLC)622262794
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike
ISBN: 0679430717 9780679430711
OCLC Number: 28587188
Description: 260 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: John Updike.
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John Updike's sixteenth novel takes place in a stylized Brazil where almost anything is possible, if you are young and in love. Tristao Raposo, a nineteen-year-old black child of the Rio slums, and Isabel Leme, an eighteen-year-old upper-class white girl, meet on Copacabana Beach; their flight into marriage takes them to the farthest reaches of Brazil's wild west. Privation, violence, captivity, and reversals of fortune afflict them; his mother curses them, her father harries them with hirelings, and neither lover is absolutely faithful. Yet Tristao and Isabel hold to the faith that each is the other's fate for life, as they pass - in Shakespeare's phrase - "through nature to eternity." Spanning twenty-two years, from the mid-Sixties to the late Eighties, Brazil surprises and embraces the reader with its celebration of passion, loyalty, and New World innocence.

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