The War of the Saints

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Serpent's Tail, 1994 - Festivals - 357 pages
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The image of Santa Barbara of the Thunder is being shipped to the scity 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 candombl? 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  - Angie - Goodreads

Amado claims in his intro/foreword that this is a light-hearted, fun book, and he just hopes someone has fun reading it. In that sense, it's successful. And it reads like a light-hearted book. Statue ... 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


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Jorge Amado was born in northeastern Brazil in 1912. His early masterpiece is The Violent Land. A political exile in the 1940s, he lived for many years in Prague and Paris. The success of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands brought Jorge Amado an international audience and translation into forty-six languages with more than 8,000,000 copies of his books in print. The War of the Saints, his latest book, confirms his stature as Latin America's greatest storyteller. Jorge Amado died in 2001.

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