Alentejo Blue - By Monica Ali

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Alentejo Blue

Written by: Monica Ali
Category: Fiction
Genre: General

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 0385604866
ISBN 13: 9780385604864
Format: Hardback
Publisher: DOUBLEDAY
Date Published: 2006
Language: English
Edition: 1
Condition: Very Good
Appearance: Picture is of actual book. Small amount of foxing on pages. Title page is signed by the author Monica Ali. Condition is very good.


For some, the Portuguese village of Mamarrosa is a place from which to escape; for others it is a place to run from trouble. Vasco, a cafe owner who has never recovered from the death of his wife, clings to a notion that his years in the USA make him superior to the other villagers. One English tourist makes Mamarrosa the subject of her fantasy of a new life, while for a young engaged couple, it is where their dreams finally fall apart. At the book's opening an old man reflects on his life in this seemingly tranquil setting, and anticipates the return of Marco Afonso Rodrigues, the prodigal son of the village. When he does finally appear, villagers, tourists and expatriates are brought together, and their passions and disappointments must inevitably collide.

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