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Cain and Abel Played Out in a Run-Down Amazon Port – The New York Times, July 10, 2002

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  July 19, 2002                     Sports New York Region Education Weather Obituaries   Corrections   Readers’ Opinions Arts Books – Sunday Book Review – Best-Seller Lists – First Chapters – Columns Movies Travel Dining & Wine Home & Garden Fashion & Style New York Today Crossword/Games Cartoons Magazine Week in Review Multimedia College Learning Network Archive Classifieds Personals Theater Tickets Premium Products NYT Store NYT Mobile E-Cards & More About NYTDigital Jobs at NYTDigital Online Media Kit Our Advertisers Your Profile E-Mail Preferences News Tracker Premium Account Site Help Privacy Policy Home Delivery Customer Service Electronic Edition Media Kit Community Affairs Text Version Theater Directory Buy Tickets OnlineFind More Low Fares! Experience Orbitz!    Today’s NewsPast WeekPast 30 DaysPast 90 DaysPast YearSince 1996   BOOKS OF THE TIMES | ‘THE BROTHERS’ Cain and Abel Played Out in a Run-Down Amazon Port By RICHARD EDER he world turns many times and yesterday a tower fell,” the Spanish saying goes. Two towers in New York, and a metaphorical as well as a literal fall: our twin trusts in physical security and economic integrity. In the years when we were continentally assured, the world felt […]

The Brothers, novel (American Edition)

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Set in the Brazilian port of Manaus, The Brothers is the gripping story of identical twins, Yacub and Omar, whose mutual jealousy is offset only by the fierce love for their mother. Omar has always been the object of Zana's Jocasta-like passion, but his indolence and self-indulgence lead him to a life of crime that his mother refuses to acknowledge. Yacub is the seemingly more trustworthy of the two, and soon leaves for São Paulo anda a succesful career as an engineer, but only cheap cialis professional after has exacted a subtle revenge on his brother. Yet in spite of his professed desire to have nothing more to do with his family, he is too firmly entangled in their pernicious relationships – a web complicated by his beautiful sister, Rânia – not to be drawn back to Manaus. Vivid, exotic, and lushly atmospheric, The Brothers is a haunting story of a family desintegration and cultural transformation by one of Brazil's most acclaimed contemporary novelists. translated by John Geldson Praise for The Brothers: “The sotry is universal, though sensously anchored in Manaus… gripping in both its particular twists and its tragic inevitability… it is a human story told in a world […]