Dona Flor and her Two Husbands

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 560
Subject: Fiction, World Literature

Dona Flor and her Two Husbands

Jorge Amado

Paperback(Out of stock)
9781852427108 (10 Jun 1999)
£9.99

About the book

When Dona Flor's husband dies suddenly, she forgets all his defects and remembers only his passion. Erotic nightmares haunt her. Dr Teodoro, a local pharmacist, proposes marriage and Dona Flor accepts, hoping to recapture the ecstasy she now craves. One night, her first husband materializes naked at the foot of her bed, eager to reclaim his conjugal rights. The visit is the first of many, as Dona Flor, racked by desire but reluctant to betray the upright pharmacist, responds to the ethereal demands of her first husband. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands shows why Jorge Amado is Brazil's best-known writer. It is the work of a brilliant story-teller whose love for his characters matches his powers of evocation. An epic book.

About the author

Jorge Amado was born in northeastern Brazil in 1912. His early masterpiece is The Violent Land. A political exile in the 1940s, he lived for many years in Prague and Paris. The success of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands brought Jorge Amado an international audience and translation into forty-six languages with more than 8,000,000 copies of his books in print. The War of the Saints, his latest book, confirms his stature as Latin America's greatest storyteller. Jorge Amado died in 2001.

Reviews

A delightful read

- Financial Times

A master storyteller

- TLS

Not only has Amado brought to life the whole teeming city of Bahia where the story is set, but he has so filled it with musky perfume of physical love that it almost saturates the senses

- Cincinnati Enquirer

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 560
Subject: Fiction, World Literature