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Alentejo blue : fiction

Author
Ali, Monica, 1967-
Title
Alentejo blue : fiction / Monica Ali.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Scribner, c2006.
Description
226 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary
This is the story of a village in Portugal, told through the lives of men and women whose families have lived there for generations and some who are passing through. For Teresa, a beautiful girl not yet twenty, Mamarrosa is a place from which to escape. For the dysfunctional Potts family, it is a way of running from trouble. Vasco, a café owner who has never recovered from the death of his American wife, clings to a notion that his years away from the village, in the States, make him superior. One English tourist fantasizes about making a new life here; for her compatriots, a young engaged couple, this is where their dreams fall apart. The village awaits the homecoming of its prodigal son, now a symbol of the fast-changing world. When he finally returns, villagers, tourists, and expatriates are brought together, and their jealousies and disappointments inevitably collide.--From publisher description.
Kinsey subjects
Literature.
ISBN
0743293037
Standard Identifier
9780743293037

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
823.8 A412 a4 2006
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute