Saraminda: Black Desire in a Field of Gold

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Aliform Pub, Oct 11, 2007 - Fiction - 211 pages
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This novel is set in the rough and violent gold mining region of Brazil at the end of the nineteenth century. Saraminda is a young prosititute bought at auction at the mining boss clement Tamba, but who controls the real power sets a train of murder in motion.

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User Review  - rmharris - LibraryThing

I had difficulty getting into this story of a mysterious beauty and the men in the gold mining camps of Brazil she torments and drives crazy with desire. Perhaps it is Sarney's style (translated by ... Read full review

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User Review  - allmadhere - LibraryThing

I recieved this book in an Early Reviewers copy. An interesting story, which evokes the time and place with some lovely descriptions. As other reviewers have said, the wiriting does feel a little flat at times, though I don't know if this is to do with the translation or not. Read full review


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Novelist, poet and essayist, Jose Sarney (Maranhao, Brazil, 1930) is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. His first novel, 'O Dono do Mar' ('Master fo the Sea') has been translated into English, French, Arabic, Greek, and Romanian. Sarney was president of Brazil from 1985-1990 and is currently a member of the Brazilian Senate.

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