Baltasar & Blimunda
In early 18th-century Lisbon, Baltasar, a soldier who has lost his left hand in battle, falls in love with Blimunda, a young girl with visionary powers. From the day that he follows her home from the auto-da-fe where her mother is burned at the stake, the two are bound body and soul by love of an unassailable strength. A third party shares their supper that evening: Padre Bartolomeu Lourenco, whose fantasy is to invent a flying machine. As the Crown and the Church clash, they purse his impossible, not to mention heretical, dream of flight.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - klayman - LibraryThing
A magical trip through historical Portugal along unforgettable characters. I picked up the book a week after visiting the monastery in Mafra. Probably because of this, I felt even closer to the events ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - monamie - LibraryThing
Saramago is a phenomenal writer. His ways with ideas and story and character through words are incredible--no doubt a large part of the reason he won the Noble Prize for Literature. This English ... Read full review