Com grande maestria, o escritor Carlos Alberto de Carvalho nos apresenta um romance sobre os personagens de um dos casos de maior destaque da política brasileira no período da Colônia: a Inconfidência Mineira.
Tecendo no limiar entre o real e a fantasia junto a cenários verdadeiros e fatos históricos, o autor nos apresenta a história de amor entre os inconfidentes Alvarenga Peixoto e Bárbara Heliodora, que se opuseram às altas taxas impostas pela Coroa portuguesa e junto a personalidades já conhecidas, como o poeta Tomás Antônio Gonzaga e o alferes Joaquim José da Silva Xavier – o Tirandentes–, deram início às reuniões clandestinas que culminaram na Inconfidência Mineira no século XVIII.
«Nesse momento, Clarissa fez uma pausa, respirou fundo, me deu um beijo no pescoço e me abraçou tão forte que chegou a doer. “Você sabe que oito minutos é o tempo que a luz demora a chegar do Sol até à Terra? Se o Sol explodisse, a Terra permaneceria mais oito minutos recebendo os raios de um Sol que já não existiria mais. E ela me disse que levaria oito minutos para voltar. No entanto, não voltou. Nem em oito minutos, nem em oito horas, nem em oito dias. Simplesmente, desapareceu sem deixar sinal."»
The Separation by Dinah Jefferies is a sweeping novel set in 1950s Malaya, about a mother searching for her daughters.
What happens when a mother and her daughters are separated; who do they become when they believe it might be forever?
1953, the eve of the Cartwright's departure from Malaya. Eleven-year-old Emma can't understand why they're leaving without their mother; why her taciturn father is refusing to answer questions.
Lydia arrives home to an empty house - there's no sign of her husband Alec or her daughters. Panic stricken, she embarks on a dangerous journey to find them through the hot and civil-war-torn Malayan jungle - one that only the power of a mother's love can help her to survive.
Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaya in 1948 and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, once lived in a 'rock 'n roll' commune and, more recently, been an exhibiting artist. She spends her days writing, with time off to make tiaras and dinosaurs with her grandchildren. The Separation is her first book.
Vietnam, 1950. Die junge Nicole stand von jeher im Schatten ihrer schönen Schwester Sylvie. Als Tochter eines französischen Seidenhändlers und einer Vietnamesin soll sie nun in Hanoi ein Stoffgeschäft übernehmen. Bald kommt Nicole mit Einheimischen in Berührung, die sich gegen die französische Fremdherrschaft auflehnen. Dabei entdeckt sie voller Schrecken, dass ihr Vater in dunkle Machenschaften verwickelt ist. Als sie sich in den charismatischen Mark verliebt, gerät ihre Welt abermals ins Wanken. Denn Mark scheint auch für ihre Schwester Gefühle zu hegen. Auf der Suche nach ihrem Platz in einer Welt, in der nichts ist, wie es scheint, fasst Nicole einen kühnen Plan ...
Farbgewaltige Exotik des Vietnam der 1950er Jahre - Mit "Die Tochter des Seidenhändlers" ist Dinah Jefferies eine mitreißende Geschichte um die Selbstfindung einer Frau, die Rivalität unter Schwestern und eine unmöglich scheinende Liebe gelungen.
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Dinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds...
1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core...
Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem?
The Silk Merchant's Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.
1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself.
But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following their hearts. . .
Malaya, 1955. Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. The servants are gone. The phone is dead. Where is her husband Alec? Her young daughters, Emma and Fleur? Lydia's search takes her on a hazardous journey through war-torn jungle. Forced to turn to Jack Harding, a man she'd vowed to leave in her past, she sacrifices everything to be reunited with her family.
The Tea Planter's Wife
Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London. Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone. It's a place filled with clues to the past - locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk, an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for an adult...
The Silk Merchant's Daughter
1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi, an area teeming with militant rebels. Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem?
Sri Lanka in den 1920er Jahren. Die junge Engländerin Gwen Hooper trifft mit ihrem frisch angetrauten Ehemann Laurence in der familieneigenen Teeplantage ein. Dort bezieht das Paar eine traumhafte Villa, und Gwen fühlt sich wie im Paradies. Doch warum verhält sich ihr eigentlich sehr liebevoller Ehemann bisweilen so seltsam? Und warum macht er ein Geheimnis um seine verstorbene erste Ehefrau? Als Gwen schließlich Zwillinge zur Welt bringt, wird sie mit einer entsetzlichen Wahrheit konfrontiert, die sie zu zerstören droht ...
Eine fesselnde Geschichte um die Selbstfindung einer jungen Frau, um Schuld, Verrat und wohlgehütete Geheimnisse
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