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Spellbound Falls Janet Chapman

Spellbound Falls

Janet Chapman

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ISBN : 9781467630382
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As Eullio Assumpo lies dying in a Brazilian public hospital, his daughter and the attending nurses are treated-whether they like it or not-to his last, rambling monologue. Ribald, hectoring, and occasionally delusional, Eullio reflects on his past,MoreAs Eullio Assumpo lies dying in a Brazilian public hospital, his daughter and the attending nurses are treated-whether they like it or not-to his last, rambling monologue. Ribald, hectoring, and occasionally delusional, Eullio reflects on his past, present, and future-on his privileged, plantation-owning family- his fathers philandering with beautiful French whores- his own half-hearted career as a weapons dealer- the eventual decline of the family fortune- and his passionate courtship of the wife who would later abandon him. As Eullio wanders the sinuous twists and turns of his own fragmented memories, Buarque conjures up a brilliantly evocative portrait of a mans life and love, set in the broad sweep of vivid Brazilian history.