John Updike - Brazil (2nd Hand Hardback)
Almost anything is possible if you are young and in love.
When Tristão Raposo, a black nineteen-year-old from the Rio slums, and Isabel Leme, an eighteen-year-old upper-class white girl, meet on Copacabana Beach, their flight from family and into marriage takes them to the farthest reaches of Brazil’s western frontier.
Privation, violence, captivity, and reversals of fortune afflict them, yet this latter-day Tristan and Isabel cling to the faith that each is the other’s fate for life.
Spanning twenty-two years, from the sixties through to the eighties Brazil surprises with it's celebration of passion, loyalty, romance & New World innocence.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket.
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Love & Romance
- Published : 1994 (Hamish Hamilton - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780241002254
- SKU : B001641
- PPC : SP620gm
- RRP : £14.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"The richest and most sensual novel in years from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Rabbit series. Two young, beautiful lovers, a black child of the Rio slums and a pampered upper-class white girl, endure privation, violence, and captivity to be together. Steamy . . . breathtaking" - The New Yorker.
John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 - January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short-story writer, art critic, and literary critic.