Brazil
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By John Updike

fiction | 272 pages | Published in NaN

The richest and most sensual novel in years from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Rabbit series. Two young, beautiful lovers, a black child of the Rio slums and a pampered upper-class white girl, endure privation, violence, and captivity to be together.

ISBN_13:9780449911631

Quotes

She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.

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It is easy to forget how mysterious and mighty stories are.

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We are the storytellers, the shapers of memory and myth.

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The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other.

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The only thing I know is that I know nothing.

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The past beats inside me like a second heart.

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We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.

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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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