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Joyce Cavalccante

INTIMATE ENEMIES: No Sin South of the Equator

INTIMATE ENEMIES: No Sin South of the Equator
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Published by WRITERS CLUB PRESS
2001
ISBN: 0-595-15616-9
Intimate Enemies is a novel by the Brazilian author Joyce Cavalccante. It is a fascinating family saga inspired by the customs of the Northeast, the poorest and most underdeveloped region of Brazil. To this day the region exists in a semi-feudal system and, within this fabric, the story takes place during the period between 1954 and 1974. Intimate Enemies by Joyce Cavalccante, like some of the most-world famous novels such as "Gone with the Wind" by Margareth Mitchell, "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway, and "The House of Spirits" by Isabel Aliende; is set with the history of a people as background, giving strength and veracity to its fictitious characters. The story revolves around Duda, a despotic ranch owner who shares his home and bed with four women. The first is Rita, a sensual young mullato, whom he slept with before he married Evangelina, his legal wife. His other lovers are two beautiful household girls he seduces as the story unfolds. By these four women he sires 12 children, but considers only the offspring of Evangelina to be his true heirs. The conflict arising from this polygamist life style and the rivalries among the women enlivens this story set against the political struggles of Evangelina=s family. A clan of militant politicians due to find themselves involved in the historical events that began with the suicide of a Brazilian president and end with a harsh dictatorship two decades later. The small town of Sobral cannot scape being affected by these events. Although, these upheavals are digested in the stoic manner of northern Brazilians, who unlike those in power have only two ambitions: to defeat the droughts and to survive as God provides. Duda=s story illustrates the increasing decadence and corruption of Brazilian society during that period. But the book also demonstrates how it was possible for a determined man to survive and even build a fortune during these tempestuous times. BUY IT (ENGLISH OR PORTUGUESE VERSION) AT: http://www.amazon.com
Adventure , Contemporary , Erotica , Ethnic , Feminist , General , Historical , Literary , Multicultural , Other , Regional , Romance , Women's
 
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