The Secret's In The Folding
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Welcome to the vibrant world of Brazil. The characters in these stories all show spirit, whether they are newly freed workers, a mid-life beauty on a beach or dancers in Carnaval. Discover the importance of cakes and why some slaves have stripes on their backs; wait under the mango tree with the girl from the favela and take a step into the unknown with the sacked cane cutter who rediscovers his Dad's puppets.
Fiona Thackeray's stories travel over time and space, from a folklore bandit to a hospital janitor, from the cities to the dry lands and the Amazon. Each story is a gem in itself, but together they build up a colourful mosaic of Brazil and its characters.
'...magical realism... perfectly pitched evocation of Brazilian parasols and confit heaven' Suhayl Saadi
'Pathos ... can move in many mysterious ways. At its most unabashed, as in Fiona Thackeray's 'Mango', it tugs at your heartstrings however immune you think you are... ' Michel Faber