The war of the saints

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Serpent's Tail, May 31, 1994 - Fiction - 357 pages
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The image of Santa Barbara of the Thunder is being shipped to the city of Bahia to be enshrined at the Museum of Sacred Art. As the boat that will deliver her is docking, she comes to life to save Manela, a young Bahian girl whose flirtatious behaviour has offended her pious family. This magical occurrence announces the start of the festival. The sounds of berimbau drums herald the candomblé rituals that will determine the success or failure of Santa Barbara's magic.Once again the author of DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS shows his consummate ability to tell a story with compassion and sensuality.

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User Review  - Christina - Goodreads

I loved the plot and characterization, but I found the book a bit tedious. Read full review

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User Review  - Juana "Darkness" Duran - Goodreads

The War of the Saints by Jorge Amado. This book was about Saint Barbara of the Thunder. She has come to life and is now roaming free in the city of Bahai. Saint Barbara has found in an injustice in ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
20
Section 3
78
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Jorge Amado, August 10, 1912 - August 6, 2001 Elected to the Brazilian Academy of Letters, Jorge Amado possesses a talent for storytelling as well as a deep concern for social and economic justice. He was born in Bahia, Brazil, in 1912. Some critics claim that his early works suffer from his politics. Others commonly express reservations concerning Amado's sentimentality and erotico-mythic stereotyping. In the works represented in English translation, his literary merits prevail. The Violent Land (1942) chronicles the development of Brazilian territory and struggles for its resources, memorializing the deeds of those who built the country. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (1958), which achieved critical and popular success in both Brazil and the United States, tells a sensual love story of a Syrian bar owner and his beautiful cook. Home Is the Sailor (1962) introduces Captain Vasco Moscoso de Aragao, a comic figure in the tradition of Don Quixote. In Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1966), Amado introduced the folk culture of shamans and Yorube gods. The protagonists of Shepherds of the Night (1964) are Bahia's poor.

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