Alentejo blue

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Alentejo Blueis the story of a village community in Portugal, told through the lives of men and women whose families have lived there for generations and some who are passing through. For Teresa, a beautiful girl not yet twenty, Mamarrosa is a place from which to escape. For the dysfunctional Potts family, it is a way of running from trouble (though not eluding it). Vasco, a café owner who has never recovered from the death of his American wife, clings to a notion that his years away from the village, in the States, make him superior. One English tourist fantasizes about making a new life in Mamarrosa; for her compatriots, a young engaged couple, Mamarrosa is where their dreams fall apart. At the opening of Alentejo Blue,an old man reflects on his long and troubled life in this seemingly tranquil place, and anticipates the homecoming of Marco Afonso Rodrigues, the prodigal son of the village and a symbol of the now fast-changing world. When Marco does finally return, villagers, tourists, and expatriates are brought together, and their jealousies and disappointments inevitably collide.
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full_title alentejo blue
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auth_author2 Fields, Anna, 1965-2006.
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display_description 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 resisting an arranged marriage. The Potts are a family of ex-patriots trying to cobble a life together, at odds with one another and the world. Two young tourists engaged to be married confront each other's weaknesses for the first time, while an older woman tourist fantasizes about never returning home.
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subject_facet Large type books, Portugal -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
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title Alentejo blue
title_display Alentejo blue
title_full Alentejo blue [electronic resource] / Monica Ali, Alentejo blue [large print] / Monica Ali
title_short Alentejo blue
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topic Portugal Social life and customs Fiction
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