Set in the semi-arid backlands of northeastern Brazil and spanning one century and three generations, this family saga is a complex psychological portrait of family life, intertwined with Brazil’s history from the birth of the republic to the end of the military dictatorship in 1989.
“Well written, informative and entertaining, with a touch of magical realism... A labor of love, with great attention to detail... A wonderful story about sorrow, loyalty, compromises, power, and a strong yet unfulfilled desire for paternal love... A minimalist writing style echoes that of Cather and Hemingway... Poignant and full of heart-felt characters, it left me heart broken and wanting more... I sometimes felt that I was reading about real people instead of fictional ones... The way the author makes the characters come alive and make you feel as if you were a part of their lives was brilliant... Izai Amorim knows how to write a strong female character that demands more of its readers! A fantastic read... Amorim is a storytelling force...”