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Books of the Year by the Financial Times – Orphans of Eldorado

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ORPHANS OF ELDORADO has been chosen as one of the Books of the Year by the Financial Times – in the translated fiction section, in which there are about ten books. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6bfb59f8-fe61-11df-845b-00144feab49a.html#ixzz17LusQBLo

Lost in the jungle – Financial Times, December 6/7, 2008

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A teenager struggles to find his path in 1950s Brazil, writes Ángel Gurría-Quintana

Paperback: Ashes of the Amazon, by Milton Hatoum, bu James Urquhart – Financial Times, November 2, 2009

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An orphan growing up in a Brazilian river town, Lavo records his difficult friendship with Mundo, an awkward but taunted misfit at school. The only childd of a local tycoon, Mundo makes a delinquent heir, preferring to be a cartoonist rather than take the paths his family is keen for him to follow.  Mundo's outlandish artistic escapades humiliate and antagonis buy cialis online without a prescription e his father, while Mundo's supportive but alcoholic wife adds matrimonial bile to the family's bitter mistery. Confusing relationships and responsabilities heighten the claustrophobic intensity of this heat-maddened tale. Lavos is an uncertain go-between in Hatoum's tangled acconunt. Mundo's defiance smoulders with the promise of conflagration. zp8497586rq

Small Talk: Milton Hatoum – Financial Times, March 20, 2010

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Milton Hatoum, 57, grew up in Manaus, Brazil, and has written four novels set in the Amazon region. He studied architecture in São Paulo and literature in Paris before devoting himself to writing. His debut novel, Tale of a Certain Orient, was published in 1989. Cinzas do Norte (2005), translated as Ashes of the Amazon (Bloomsbury, 2009), has been longlisted for the 2010 International IMPAC Literary Award. March 20, 2010 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/2ef3bc84-32de-11df-bf5f-00144feabdc0.html

Orphans of Eldorado, Review by Adrian Turpin – Financial Times

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The myth of Eldorado has fascinated explorers for centuries. In the Brazilian writer Milton Hatoum’s fourth novel, the enchanted city finds a home in Manaus, capital of Amazonia. Inheriting his disapproving father’s shipping empire in the early years of the 20th century, Arminto Cordovil finds himself bewitched by a silent native girl from the local orphanage. As his fascination with her grows, the business that his father has built up faces destruction.