The University of Wisconsin Press

Fiction / Brazil

Jorge Amado
Translated by Barbara Shelby Merello
With a new introduction by Moacyr Scliar

The Americas
Ilan Stevens, Series Editor; Irene Vilar, Associate Editor

"Lusty . . . strenuous comedy . . . Amado is Brazil's most illustrious and venerable novelist."
—New York Times

Banished for promiscuity, Tieta returns to the seaside village of Agreste after twenty-six years. Thinking she is now a rich, respectable widow, her mercenary family welcomes her with open arms. But Tieta is forced to reveal her true identity in order to save the town's beautiful beaches from ugly development. For the only way she can stop the factory is to call upon her close connections in Sao Paulo's highest political and financial circles—as only the Madam of the city's ritziest bordello can.

Jorge Amado is the acclaimed author of Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, and Tereza Batista: Home from the Wars. Highly successful film and Broadway versions of Dona Flor have brought worldwide recognition to Brazil's foremost novelist. The UW Press also publishes Amado's Tent of Miracles.

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cover of Amado is art of Latina

March 2003
LC: 91-026346 PQ
696 pp.   5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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ISBN 978-0-299-18654-8
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