'A very impressive and engaging first novel and Yasmina Traboulsi is unquestionably a writer to watch' - Salman Rushdie'Bahia Blues is a triumphant debut from a writer of unquestionable talent' - New Internationalist'With enough Grand Guignol to fill a Globo novella, Bahia Blues delivers the sensuous eccentricity of an Amado novel cut with City of God realism' - Guardian'Bahia Blues is engrossing - full of passion and flavour. Traboulsi expertly turns the theme of social deprivation into character-led fiction, and handles tragedy and city life with equal affection' - Financial Times'A new author with an extraordinarily fresh voice' - Amanda Hopkinson, Independent'Yasmina Traboulsi's Bahia Blues is an eccentric tale about the impact of a stranger on the poor but happy residents of a square in Salvador, Brazil. Traboulsi evokes urban life in Brazil with beautiful prose' - Claire Allfree, Debut Novels to Try, Metro'A terrific book' - Lisa Appignanesi
About the Author
Yasmina Traboulsi was born in 1975, the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a Lebanese father. A lawyer by training, she divides her time between London and Teresopolis, Brazil.