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Bahia Blues Paperback – 2 Apr 2007


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'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

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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.

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Great, short read 12 Dec 2014
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I was looking for a book to read about urban Brazilian and ran across this book on some publisher's "Top 10" Brazilian reads list. I found it to be a very engaging, well-written book with multiple characters and storylines that mesh together artfully, without running to hundreds of pages. Great, short read.
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