Órfãos do Eldorado (Orphans of Eldorado)

01 Jan 2008

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Órfãos do Eldorado (Orphans of Eldorado)

A magical retelling of the myth of Eldorado, the Enchanted City of the Amazon, by one of Brazil’s most acclaimed writersThe setting for this magical fable is Eldorado, the enchanted city that inhabited the fevered dreams of European navigators and conquistadors, but eluded all attempts to find it on the map. Some have linked it to Manaus in the Amazon Basin, and it is here that Arminto Cordovil lives with his father Amando in a white mansion. Theirs is a relationship full of passion and limitless ambition. Separating father and son is a remarkable cast of characters, from Angelina, the dead mother, to Denisio, the infernal boatman, and at the center, Dinaura, a girl who bewitches Arminto and dreams of Eldorado. This rich and magical fable beautifully captures the atmosphere of the steamy, lush Amazonian world.

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