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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
Author: Jorge Amado
ISBN 13: 9780307276650
ISBN 10: 307276651
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2006-09-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $16.00

One bright spring day in 1925, Gabriela arrives from the poverty-stricken backwoods of Brazil to the lively seaside port of IlhEus amid a flock of filthy migrant workers. Though wearing rags and covered in dirt, she attracts the attention of Nacib, a cafe owner, who is in desperate need of a new cook. So dire is his situation that he hires the disheveled girl. The savvy young woman quickly proves to be an excellent chef and —once well-scrubbed and decently dressed—an eye-catching beauty. Nacib quickly finds himself the owner of the most prosperous business in town—and the employer of its most sought-after woman.

New York Times Book Review

A charismatic storyteller . . . no other Latin American writer is more admired by his peers, nor has any other exerted so great a creative influence on the course of Latin American fiction.