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Elza: The Girl free pdf Xerxes, a ninetysomething survivor of the extinct Brazilian Communist Party, hires an unemployed journalist to write his life story, and most importantly explain his 1935 tragic love affair with comrade Elza Fernandes, code-named The Girl. Elza's tale is one of the most bizarre true stories in Brazilian history: as a beautiful sixteen year old, she was suspected of betraying the Party and, although the charge could not be proved, was sentenced to death by Luiz Carlos Prestes himself. Prestes, the most eminent Latin American communist leader in the romantic era prior to the Cuban revolution, had arrived undercover in Rio from Moscow with a mission of overthrowing the Vargas government. A strikingly contemporary, post-utopian narrative, Elza: The Girl blends the pace of a thriller with the insightfulness and thorough research of a historical novel, introducing the reader to a world in which emotional, political, and even artistic truths must be reappraised in order to understand our shifting present. Winner of the 2011 Premio Cultura do Estado do Rio de Janeiro for Literature

About Sergio Rodrigues

Sergio Rodrigues was born in Muriae, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1962. He has lived in Rio de Janeiro since 1979, where he built his career as a journalist and writer. Sergio has been a driving force in Brazilian journalism and debuted as a fiction writer in 2000 with The Man Who Killed the Writer, a book of short stories. Elza: The Girl is his English debut.

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Author : Sergio Rodrigues
Publisher : AmazonCrossing
Data Published : 21 October 2014
ISBN : 1477819789
EAN : 9781477819784
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 214 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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