Alentejo Blue

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Author(s): Monica Ali
Original Publish Date: Jun 20, 2006
Product Number: EB00575192
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781416534198
Publisher: Scribner
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Alentejo Blue is the story of a village community in Portugal, told through the lives of men and women whose families have lived there for generations and some who are passing through. For Teresa, a beautiful girl not yet twenty, Mamarrosa is a place from which to escape. For the dysfunctional Potts family, it is a way of running from trouble (though not eluding it). Vasco, a cafE owner who has never recovered from the death of his American wife, clings to a notion that his years away from the village, in the States, make him superior. One English tourist fantasizes about making a new life in Mamarrosa; for her compatriots, a young engaged couple, Mamarrosa is where their dreams fall apart. At the opening of Alentejo Blue, an old man reflects on his long and troubled life in this seemingly tranquil place, and anticipates the homecoming of Marco Afonso Rodrigues, the prodigal son of the village and a symbol of the now fast-changing world. When Marco does finally return, villagers, tourists, and expatriates are brought together, and their jealousies and disappointments inevitably collide.

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Author(s): Monica Ali
Narrator(s): Anna Fields
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number Z100095989
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481564526

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