Alentejo Blue

Alentejo Blue

by Monica Ali (Author), Anna Fields (Narrateur)
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AUDIOBOOK
40 loans, One at a time
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AUDIOBOOK
5 loans, 5 Concurrent loans
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AUDIOBOOK
Unlimited loans, One at a time
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Monica Ali's stunning second book is a collection of stories set in the Alentejo province of Portugal, linked by characters and by a vivid sense of place and time.

Teresa is a beautiful young girl from the village who is supposed to marry a suitable man from the same community but who wants to see the world. Vasco is a café owner who is losing business to the new internet café down the road. The unseemly dysfunctional but strangely riveting Pottses are a family of ex-patriots, trying to cobble a life together, at odds with one another until they run into trouble on the outside. We also meet several English tourists: a young couple engaged to be married and confronting each other's weaknesses and idiosyncrasies for the first time and an older woman imagining a new life and fantasizing about never returning home.

Publication date
January 01, 2006
Publisher
ISBN
9781481564526
File size
689 MB

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