It surprises no one that the charming but wayward Vadinho dos Guimaraes–a gambler notorious for never winning—dies during Carnival. His long...more
It surprises no one that the charming but wayward Vadinho dos Guimaraes–a gambler notorious for never winning—dies during Carnival. His long suffering widow Dona Flor devotes herself to her cooking school and her friends, who urge her to remarry. She is soon drawn to a kind pharmacist who is everything Vadinho was not, and is altogether happy to marry him. But after her wedding she finds herself dreaming about her first husband’s amorous attentions; and one evening Vadinho himself appears by her bed, as lusty as ever, to claim his marital rights. less
The first book I have read from Jorge amado. I fell in love with him, just like Garcia Marquez. Right in the "Realisme Merveilleux", the story takes us in Dona flor's private life. A decent woman and a worthless man=Cadomble, love and cuisine. A perfectly balanced equation.
Малко трудна за четене в началото книга. Но след първите 100 страници, просто не можах да я оставя. Това е едно странно и едновременно с това объркващо-логично пътуване в света на женската душа и емоциите.