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Freedom Sun in the Tropics
by Ana Maria Machado
translated by Renata R. M. Wasserman
Tagus Press, 2020
Paper: 978-1-933227-95-5
Library of Congress Classification PQ9698.23.A182T76 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 869.342

Based upon the author's own experiences of life, exile, and return under the dictatorship that gripped Brazil in the 1960s and 1970s, Freedom Sun in the Tropics follows Lena, a journalist, as she resists violence and political repression, and decides to flee to Paris. Upon her eventual return, Lena soon discovers that the dictatorship's prison walls have enclosed private lives and hold strong even after the collapse of authoritarianism. With friendship, truth, and family broken, she struggles to make the difficult return to freedom and regain a sense of life—and simple decency—on the other side of trauma. Originally published in 1988, Ana Maria Machado's novel vividly captures one of the darkest periods in recent Brazilian history.

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