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Symphony in White (THE AMERICAS) by Adriana…

Symphony in White (THE AMERICAS)

by Adriana Lisboa

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The two daughters of Afonso Olímpio and Otacília raised in rural Brazil in the 1960s and educated in teeming Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s form the counterpoint and central theme linking four generations: the pliant, troubled Clarice and the lovely, strong-willed Maria Inês. As other voices join in—those of the men they have married and the ones they have loved; the artist manqué Tomás; villagers and childhood friends; Great-Aunt Berenice in Rio; Eduarda, Maria Inês’s eighteen-year-old daughter—the cool, white calm of the sisters’ universe dissolves in a swirl of dark secrets. The family’s silences echo the unspoken atrocities of the military dictatorship holding sway in their country. But after the death of their mother forces Clarice and Maria Inês to face their shared past, an old score is settled. In a dramatic and powerful work of great beauty and harmony, Lisboa reveals the abysses of the human soul within a framework as delicate as a butterfly’s flight.

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"Tells the story of two sisters, Clarice and Maria In?es, raised in rural Brazil in the 1960s and educated in Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s. Also presenting the perspectives of men they have loved, men they married, and the girls' parents, past events are revealed that help to explain how the two sisters' lives unfold"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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