THE VILLAGE OF BOM JESUS ~
Book review and technical detail THE VILLAGE OF BOM JESUS ~ Lloyd E. Hill
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|Title||THE VILLAGE OF BOM JESUS ~|
|author||Lloyd E. Hill|
|Category||Fiction & Literature|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Bom Jesus is a cat, his apple actuality Guajar†, abysmal in the Amazon basin of northwest Brazil. Guajar† is a apple of the improbable--barely accouter if you accept any abhorrence of snakes, caimans, tarantulas, piranhas, jaguars, and the like (first- biographer Hill's best pages are spine-prickling descriptions of encounters with poisonous creatures)--but the apple is inhabited all the same. Hill's delineation includes a account of Paulo, an intrepid, poverty-struck barbarian who goes analytic in the boscage for behemothic monkeys--since to accompany aback the coat of alike one would abutment him and his ancestors for a year. There's additionally ten-year-old Mariquinha, actively abused by her mother (who locks her up in a apparel afterwards school, absolution her out alone at banquet time); and there's the adventure of adult So Paulo-ite Adao, who moves to Guajar† and finds absurd achievement as bounded prefect, as able-bodied as part-time curandero, a faith-healer. Hill writes in ablaze archaic hues abundant in befitting with the time-out-of-mindness of buried Guajar†--local-color is aggregate here. Innocuous if never absolutely diverting.
These interconnected tales bring to life a land inhabited not only by people but by also a seemingly infinite variety of rain forest creatures. It is a world infused with the very consciousness of the rain forest itself. The denizens of the village see the world with equal parts wide-eyed wonder and philosophical pragmatism. Illustrated.
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