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Sweet Gabito (Doce Gabito)

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Original Language: Portuguese (BR) | 464 pp. | March 2012

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LITERARY FICTION

Francisco Azevedo’s second novel tells the fantastic story of Gabriela Garcia Marques, born in 1967, in the midst of a rural communist guerrilla that happened in Brazil in that period. After the death of her parents by the military, she moves to Rio de Janeiro to live with her grandfather, Gregorio. During a storm, a nice gentleman with a big mustache comes in her dreams to convince her to leave the shack that soon collapses, killing Gregorio. From there, Gabriela’s tortuous life involves the difficulties of being brought up by her aunt, Letícia, a brothel’s owner; challenging teen years; the crush on José Aureliano, a married man who treats her like a prostitute; and the loss of Florentino, her only true love, when she decides to write her memoir. In the background, fantastic Brazilian history in the second half of the 20th century and the always present Gabriel García Marquez, nickname Gabito, who comes to Gabriela in her dreams with precious advice.