A delightful read (Financial Times
A master storyteller (TLS
Not only has Amado brought to life the whole teeming city of Bahia where the story is set, but he has so filled it with musky perfume of physical love that it almost saturates the senses (Cincinnati Enquirer
About the Author
Jorge Amado was born in northeastern Brazil in 1912. His early masterpiece is The Violent Land. A political exile in the 1940s, he lived for many years in Prague and Paris. The success of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands brought Jorge Amado an international audience and translation into forty-six languages with more than 8,000,000 copies of his books in print. The War of the Saints, his latest book, confirms his stature as Latin America's greatest storyteller. Jorge Amado died in 2001.