Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

ISBN9780307276650
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedSeptember 1, 2006
Pages440
AuthorJorge Amado
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Jorge Amado

PAPERBACK

September 1, 2006

Ilhéus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendonça discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot...

No one imagines that a bedraggled migrant worker who turns up in town–least of all Gabriela herself–will be the agent of change. Nacib Saad has just lost the cook at his popular café and in desperation hires Gabriela. To his surprise she turns out to be a great beauty as well as a wonderful cook and an enchanting boon to his business. But what would people say if Nacib were to marry her?

Lusty, satirical and full of intrigue, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon is a vastly entertaining panorama of small town Brazilian life.

Get Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado and other contemporary books online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Jorge Amado

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Information

ISBN9780307276650
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedSeptember 1, 2006
Pages440
AuthorJorge Amado
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Synopsis

Ilhéus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendonça discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot...

No one imagines that a bedraggled migrant worker who turns up in town–least of all Gabriela herself–will be the agent of change. Nacib Saad has just lost the cook at his popular café and in desperation hires Gabriela. To his surprise she turns out to be a great beauty as well as a wonderful cook and an enchanting boon to his business. But what would people say if Nacib were to marry her?

Lusty, satirical and full of intrigue, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon is a vastly entertaining panorama of small town Brazilian life.

Get Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado and other contemporary books online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“One hardly knows what to admire most: the dexterity with which [Amado] can keep half a dozen plots spinning, the gossamer texture of his writing, or his humor, tenderness and humanity.”

– Saturday Review

“An exciting and enjoyable romp of a book, rich in literary delights.”

– The New York Times