Bahia Blues

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  • Bahia Blues
  • Yasmina Traboulsi
  • English
  • 18 August 2019
  • 1905147287

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Bahia BluesBahia Blues PDF ´ Paperback bahia kindle, blues download, Bahia BluesBahia Blues PDFThe vivid sense of community at the heart of modern day Brazil is revealed in this bittersweet lament Since the arrival of Gringa, everything has been going wrong Maria Aparecida, the queen of the slums, has disappeared one eyed Tonio has stopped singing and the clairvoyant Mama Lourdes can only predict bad news The sleepy town of Bahia slowly withers as, one by one, its children abandon the town to follow their fortunes in the big cities of southern Brazil Once there, they discover the rampant violence and squalor of Rio de Janeiro s shantytowns, the lively streets of Sao Paolo, and the despair within Bahia s prison, Canju.

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10 thoughts on “Bahia Blues

  1. Julia says:

    All the references to City of God and Jorge Amado are very valid, still I enjoyed the fast pace of the author s writing and the story is heartbreaking.Clich s definitely, but Treboulsi does a good job in creating a Brasilian atmosphere and some moments are brilliant I loved the beginning with its bizarre set of characters including a stray dog, and I stayed interested all through A fast and overall enjoyable read.

  2. Charlotte says:

    really tragic i liked how it begins with a dramatis personae and each character then gets a short paragraph introducing you to the village before the plot starts properly a stunningly sad portrait of one boy and the lives that intertwine with his.

  3. Iris says:

    As much of my reading, this too came into my hands through my perennial snooping into JK s lists Thus, I feel compelled to cut and paste his review here as it does better justice to the book than I can muster Except for the reference to the City of God Starts off as the expected Jorge Amado pastiche with the obligatory oh what an eccentric cast of characters the seven year old boy who must fend for his family, the aging prostitute, the ever stoic priest etc But then it turns into As much of my reading, this too came into my hands through my perennial snooping into JK s lists Thus, I feel compelled to cut and paste his review here as it does better justice to the book than I can muster Except for the reference to the City of God Starts off as the expected Jorge Amado pastiche with the obligatory oh what an eccentric cast of characters the seven year old boy who must fend for his family, the aging prostitute, the ever stoic priest etc But then it turns into City of God The violent literally change in tone reminded me of how the annoying whimsical opening to Life of Pi gave no warning of what was to come The Pelourinho main square and environs in Salvador de Bahia operates as the shire to the twin Mordors of Rio and Sao Paulo Traboulsi does a very good job of turning up the pacing when the protagonists leave Bahia However the book did get me wondering if every intelligent writer or filmmaker who contemplates Brazil will ultimately converge on the same descriptions of surreal violence and equally surreal life I recommend Iain McDonald s brilliant sci fi novel Brasyl if you really want to feel the unique disturbing power of this country turned up to an illuminating extreme There are whole sections of the two books that echo each other One final point for the English edition it looks like Charles Addams was asked to do the cover Yes there is a phantasmagoric feel to the book but the Bahian Addams family on the cover does not capture it Mistake John KrakauerPS There is another edition, also British, that has the kids in the front and a row of colorful houses in the background It s still doesn t quite work but it s better than the one shown here

  4. James Cole says:

    Enjoyable and easy to read Well executed generally and probably a good insight into the lives of some people in Brazil, but couldn t help feeling it was all a little clich d and lacked depth.

  5. !Tæmbuŝu says:

    Reviewed by The Guardian 17 Jul 2013 Reviewed by The Guardian 17 Jul 2013