?Exotic and erotic, full of mischievous authorial interjections and digressions, The War of the Saints is an enchanting tale enchantingly told? Herald ?A narrative masterpiece translated with lucidity, zest and an irrepressible flow by Gregory Rabassa? Morning Star
A wonderful journey to the Brazil of the mind (Mariella Frostrup Lonely Planet Magazine
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.