By Raduan Nassar
A Brazilian grasp novelist in English at last
For André, a tender guy starting to be up on a farm in Brazil, lifestyles comprises “the earth, the wheat, the bread, our desk, and our family.” He loves the land, fears his austere, pious father, who preaches from the top of the desk as though from a pulpit, and loathes himself as he starts to harbor shameful emotions for his sister Ana. Lyrical and sensual, written with biblical depth, this vintage Brazilian coming-of-age novel follows André’s tormented course. He falls into the comforting embody of liquor as—in his mental and sexual awakening—he needs to make a choice from physique and soul, legal responsibility and freedom.
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Ancient Tillage by Raduan Nassar