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  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • Flesh and Bone and Water
  • Luiza Sauma
  • 10 February 2017
  • 0241275849

About the Author: Luiza Sauma

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10 thoughts on “Flesh and Bone and Water

  1. Paromjit says:

    This is a short novella that looks at the life of Brazilian GP, Dr Andre Cabral, in the present in 2013 London and a letter that triggers memories and regrets of his 17 year old self in 1980s Brazil He left Brazil almost 30 years ago and never returned It could be viewed as a coming of age novel for a young man who had lost his mother in a car accident and whose plastic surgeon father was a cold and distant figure for whom he worked after school For him, he confidently expects the world to op This is a short novella that looks at the life of Brazilian GP, Dr Andre Cabral, in the present in 2013 London and a letter that triggers memories and regrets of his 17 year old self in 1980s Brazil He left Brazil almost 30 years ago and never returned It could be viewed as a coming of age novel for a young man who had lost his mother in a car accident and whose plastic surgeon father was a cold and distant figure for whom he worked after school For him, he confidently expects the world to open up and embrace him and all lies at his feet, he can be all that he wants to be He comes from an affluent background and he is white He parties, has similar teenage friends who are bored and lie on the pure white beaches expecting to be entertained and are careless of others However, Andre is obsessed with and in lust with Luana, the daughter of Rita, the black family maid Family secrets and what happens next is to haunt him through the years and have repercussions he does not expect The middle aged Andre is adeveloped, careful and introspective man The letter he receives from Luana has him withdrawing from his family, placing it in jeopardy He gets another letter that has him on a journey into his past The novel moves back and forth in time between two shattering times of his life There is a technicolor vibrancy associated with Brazil and Andre s memories of his youth there whilst London is leached of colour, grey and introspective The language is beautiful, and made reading this a joy This is a tale of race, class and the power that resides in being male It is about memories, and the carelessness with which the young can treat others It is a story of passion and tragedy Thanks to Scribner for an ARC

  2. Felice Laverne says:

    Luiza Sauma s Flesh and Bone and Water read like a primitive high school essay that could possibly have be entitled My Memories of Growing Up and How I Ended Up Here Honestly, that title makes it sound a bitinteresting than it was for most of the novel While there were a few glimmering moments of promise, this horse never truly broke out into a run for me there were times when it never even left the stable.While this novel is, at its core, a novel about race in class the line between Luiza Sauma s Flesh and Bone and Water read like a primitive high school essay that could possibly have be entitled My Memories of Growing Up and How I Ended Up Here Honestly, that title makes it sound a bitinteresting than it was for most of the novel While there were a few glimmering moments of promise, this horse never truly broke out into a run for me there were times when it never even left the stable.While this novel is, at its core, a novel about race in class the line between the rich and the poor, the light skinned and the dark skinned in Brazil it didn t come with a lot of depth The storyline was basic Andre is the quintessential rich boy who s bored of the parties around him and is surprised that his maid has a life of her own outside of washing his clothes and cooking his meals He s the kind of teenager who s spoiled and curious and sheltered, the kind who plans to raise his children the same way he was raised by a black woman who sleeps in a small room behind the kitchen In short, he was pretty annoying and flat for pretty much all of the novel view spoiler Even as an adult, a father, a man whose marriage is falling apart, he never struck a nerve with me He was never affected enough, never passionate about a single thing, so far as I could tell, so that his reaction to that bridge into his past came off as counterfeit hide spoiler The dialogue was so basic and one dimensional that it was practically elementary and definitely added nothing whatsoever to the plot, tension or emotion of the novel as a whole In fact, I found myself thinkingtimes than is even acceptable, Is this a novel in translation because at least that would explain the lack of anything remotely affecting being present here Perhaps it was, quite literally, just lost in translation Because I can find no evidence to the contrary, I ve come to believe that this is not, actually, a translation Flesh and Bone and Water instead was delivered like a pretty lackluster, definitely watered down version of a Hanif Kureishi novel, and I was ready to put it down before I got one fifth of the way through it Really, nothing truly happened in this novel until over halfway through it The story line from there could have been truly heartwarming if handled differently Instead, it read as rushed at times and stale pretty much throughout, aside from a fewpolished moments Luiza Sauma s Flesh and Bone and Water was tangible proof that a great idea does not a great novel make It takesthan that it takes finesse and heart and skill, which this novel didn t display an extraordinary level of dexterity with If you re looking for a simple novel the kind to make you say aaawwww when two teenagers kiss behind hanging laundry then this may very well be a novel of interest for you However, if you re a reader who is looking to sink their teeth into something to follow and love and root for your characters with the same passion for them that they exude as characters on the pages then I bid you think twice about this one It s about as bare bones no pun intended as a burlap sack 2 stars I received an advance read copy of this novel from the publisher, Viking, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.FOLLOW ME HERE Goodreads Twitter Instagram Get a Copy of My Book Book Editing, Author Coaching, Submit Your Book to Me

  3. Esil says:

    Flesh and Bone and Water is short and focused, just like its title Andre was born in Brazil and now works in London Through his first person narrative, we learn about what led him to leave Brazil permanently in his late teens This was a good book to read on a lazy Sunday Andre is flawed both as a teenager and as an adult, but there s something sympathetic about him Through his eyes, I felt like I was getting a glimpse at a slice contemporary Brazil including a micro exploration of issues Flesh and Bone and Water is short and focused, just like its title Andre was born in Brazil and now works in London Through his first person narrative, we learn about what led him to leave Brazil permanently in his late teens This was a good book to read on a lazy Sunday Andre is flawed both as a teenager and as an adult, but there s something sympathetic about him Through his eyes, I felt like I was getting a glimpse at a slice contemporary Brazil including a micro exploration of issues of class, race and gender Mind you, it s not a didactic story it remains a novel with what feel like real emotions and a mystery at its core Definitely worth reading Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy

  4. Emma says:

    The dark yet dazzling nature of 1980s Brazil is detailed with rich language and vibrant episode in this novel the image of a stratified and racist society developed through the relationship between a well off young man and his empregada, a young black woman who left school to work as a housekeeper The small anecdotes about Andre s family life and local experiences are where the beauty and colour reside Yet these are the best parts of the book Andre falls quickly into melodrama, it s all teen The dark yet dazzling nature of 1980s Brazil is detailed with rich language and vibrant episode in this novel the image of a stratified and racist society developed through the relationship between a well off young man and his empregada, a young black woman who left school to work as a housekeeper The small anecdotes about Andre s family life and local experiences are where the beauty and colour reside Yet these are the best parts of the book Andre falls quickly into melodrama, it s all teenage angst and sex His adult life takes place in a ratherdesultory described London, continuing with the dramatic denouement of his younger self s story something which seemed obvious to me but clearly a complete surprise to this character who seems to have little or no concept of how people behave There s some good groundwork here, a sense of place that feels real enough to touch, in Brazil at least Still, however good a frame looks, it needs a good picture to hang inside if it s going to be worth looking at.ARC via Netgalley

  5. Emer (A Little Haze) says:

    This was a beautifully written novel about one man dealing with the regrets and mistakes of his life s journey The story follows two time periods when Andr was a foolhardy teenager on the cusp of manhood and when he is a middle aged man dealing with the breakdown of his marriage.I absolutely adored the way this book was plotted The pacing was just perfect The whole novel had a glorious bittersweet tone to it and it also had an amazing power to shock and create strong reactionary feelings I This was a beautifully written novel about one man dealing with the regrets and mistakes of his life s journey The story follows two time periods when Andr was a foolhardy teenager on the cusp of manhood and when he is a middle aged man dealing with the breakdown of his marriage.I absolutely adored the way this book was plotted The pacing was just perfect The whole novel had a glorious bittersweet tone to it and it also had an amazing power to shock and create strong reactionary feelings I loved both versions of Andr I loved the recklessness of his youth He was a teenager dealing with the aftermath of his mother s death, the expectations of his father and his growing feelings for a girl who could never be his These three things collided to create a storm of deep emotion within the character and his actions weren t always likeable or honourable but they felt very realistic As an adult, Andr had changed oraccurately evolved as a character Life had not quite broken him but yet he was running Always running from the past Always denying his true self In some ways this could be considered a coming of age story for the adult Andr rather than the teenaged one Adult Andr was the narrator, it was through his eyes and his memories that we experienced the events of the novel and it was this older version that had the greatest character arc I also loved the setting of the book in Brazil It provided a very vibrant backdrop to the main events of the story and to me felt like another character within the novel The author really managed to echo the feelings of her main characters with the settings and therefore made this quite an immersive read I very much enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to any fans of contemporary adult and literary fiction Four starsA copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  6. Dayle (the literary llama) says:

    I was provided a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.If ever there were a case of cover love, it s this Thankfully the cover accurately reflects the rich setting of the story as well as the sense of enchantment that the main character found himself under However there were parts of the story that didn t fully enchant me Sauma is definitely an author to keep an eye on I loved the way she wrote and the feeling she could evoke with her descriptions The he I was provided a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.If ever there were a case of cover love, it s this Thankfully the cover accurately reflects the rich setting of the story as well as the sense of enchantment that the main character found himself under However there were parts of the story that didn t fully enchant me Sauma is definitely an author to keep an eye on I loved the way she wrote and the feeling she could evoke with her descriptions The heavy air of Brazil in Summer, the taste and smell of all the little things that make up a memory These were the parts of the book that captured me and reeled me in Even the stark contrasts of South America and England were fantastically executed The overall storyline however, didn t enchant me quite as much Perhaps it was just me but I didn t find much mystery in the story The twists and revelations were obvious and I found myself merely biding my time until my suppositions were confirmed There are times when this doesn t matter in a story because you are happy to follow the character, to be on their journey But Andre isn t a very likeable character, so it ends up being anticlimactic and a slight chore Don t mistake me, Andre wasn t really meant to be a likeable character This book follows class and race distinctions in the 1980s of Brazil Andre is the priveledged one, clueless and self entitled He s not really set up to be liked It sabout the culture shock and getting an understanding of a specific point in time and place And once again, the descriptions are fantastic, but the otherwise obviousness of the plot, left me wanting.In the end, it was just an okay book BUT I ll definitely be on the lookout for another Luiza Sauma book, because her skills as a writer are amazing

  7. Susan says:

    Andre Cabral left Brazil almost 30 years ago trying to runaway from a past he has tried hard to forget Until an unexpected letter from the daughter of the family maid arrives and starts him down a path he thought he wouldn t have to revisit This is a fast and enjoyable read and the descriptions of Brazil are beautiful.Thank you Netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  8. Laura says:

    Flesh and bone and water a powerful story of youth and privilege in Rio de JaneiroThis review is also published here Sauma s debut novel lends weight to the saying that good things come in small packages it is only 240 pages long, but packs a hefty emotional punch.Andre is a middle aged Brazilian doctor who has lived in London for the past 25 years He is married with two teenage children and his life is happy and uneventful until the arrival of a Flesh and bone and water a powerful story of youth and privilege in Rio de JaneiroThis review is also published here Sauma s debut novel lends weight to the saying that good things come in small packages it is only 240 pages long, but packs a hefty emotional punch.Andre is a middle aged Brazilian doctor who has lived in London for the past 25 years He is married with two teenage children and his life is happy and uneventful until the arrival of a letter from his childhood maid sends him into a psychological tailspin from which he cannot recover In subsequent months his wife leaves him and his life collapses inwards He is left to ruminate on the past in his bedsit and GP s surgery andletters keep arriving.Much of the novel is told in flashbacks to Andre s adolescence in Rio the death of his mother, the coldness of his pushy plastic surgeon father, the long afternoons drinking with friends on Copacabana beach Sauma s writing is sensual, giving a strong impression of place with just a few words The reader will find themselves totally absorbed by the busy, white bright beaches of Rio the smothering greenness of thethe staid greyness of London.The story centres around the 17 year old Andre falling in love with his empregada or live in maid Luana, a girl of a similar age to him who lives with her mother in a room behind their kitchen Even though Andre is a good kid , if a little confused, the consequences of his hormonally fuelled actions will echo for years, in ways that he can t possibly fathom.It s impossible to explain further without spoilers Suffice to say that this book carefully illuminates aspects of privilege male privilege, racial privilege, class privilege and explores them with care and sensitivity It is also hugely readable and brisk paced It would make a perfect beach read for summer 2017

  9. Alena says:

    I warmed to this novel rather slowly, but by the end I was immersed and not quite ready for it to end It s the second book I ve read this year set in Brazil which makes for a fantastic backdrop just the word Ipanema is enticing There are issues of race and identity mixed with a coming of age story and a man desperately in search of himself I love a novel told from both the past and present, and while it took me half the book to connect emotionally with Andre, I felt all therewarded I warmed to this novel rather slowly, but by the end I was immersed and not quite ready for it to end It s the second book I ve read this year set in Brazil which makes for a fantastic backdrop just the word Ipanema is enticing There are issues of race and identity mixed with a coming of age story and a man desperately in search of himself I love a novel told from both the past and present, and while it took me half the book to connect emotionally with Andre, I felt all therewarded once he melted my heart Ultimately it didn t even matter that I had guessed the plot twist early on the storytelling is strong enough to keep it interesting as it unfolds.And, while I didn t want it to end, the ending pages felt exactly right.Read alikes The End by Fernanda Torres Brazil The World in Half By Cristina Henriquez the search for truth self family

  10. Anabel (inthebookcorner) says:

    Just finished this one and really enjoyed it It a very quick read and you ll find yourself easily flipping through the pages This is the story of a boy named Andre, living his teen years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The story alternates between the past and the future Decades later, Andre will have to revisit the past that he s ran away from I loved the atmospheric details of Brazil, and the inclusion of so much culture There s also a twist towards the end that I didn t see coming.