Funhouse (Paperback)Sergio Kokis (author)
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In the tradition of such great Latin American magic realists as Jorge Amada, Sergio Kokis recreates the magic world of a child in Brazil.
The novel is told from the point of view of a Brazilian painter in exile somewhere in the northern climes - man who longs for the warmth and vibrancy of his childhood.
But his childhood and adolescence were not easy. Torn between a deeply religious (and superstitious) mother and his father, a man of science and reason, the young man survives his home life, life at boarding school, and life abroad to become an artist and a person in his own right.
Funhouse (Le pavillon des miroirs in French) has won four major literary awards in Quebec: Grand Prix du livre de Montrl, Prix de L'Acadie des lettres du Quec, Prix Quec-Paris, and Prix Desjardins.
Publisher: The Dundurn Group
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
"[A] dispairing picture of Brazilian urban and rural proverty [that] is convincing and heartbreaking."* The Globe and Mail *
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