Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali audiobook

Alentejo Blue

By Monica Ali
Read by Anna Fields

Blackstone Publishing
8.00 Hours Unabridged
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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 who is supposed to marry a suitable man from the same community but who wants to see the world. Vasco is a café owner who is losing business to the new internet café down the road. The unseemly dysfunctional but strangely riveting Pottses are a family of ex-patriots, trying to cobble a life together, at odds with one another until they run into trouble on the outside. We also meet several English tourists: a young couple engaged to be married and confronting each other's weaknesses and idiosyncrasies for the first time and an older woman imagining a new life and fantasizing about never returning home.

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Summary

Summary

One of the 2006 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

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 who is supposed to marry a suitable man from the same community but who wants to see the world. Vasco is a café owner who is losing business to the new internet café down the road. The unseemly dysfunctional but strangely riveting Pottses are a family of ex-patriots, trying to cobble a life together, at odds with one another until they run into trouble on the outside. We also meet several English tourists: a young couple engaged to be married and confronting each other's weaknesses and idiosyncrasies for the first time and an older woman imagining a new life and fantasizing about never returning home.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A solid successor to Brick Lane…Ali proves that she isn't a one-hit wonder when it comes to writing.” USA Today
“The simultaneous sense of stasis and great change is Ali's forte, and her characters' perceptions are sharp.” Publishers Weekly
“Using luminous, heartfelt language, the award-winning Ali weaves a tapestry of human frailty…the brief, tantalizing glimpses of private heartbreak each character reveals are both touching and compelling…a study of collective despair and frustrated hopes.” Library Journal

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English