Knopf Publishing Group, 9780679430711, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 1994
Spanning twenty-two years, from the mid-sixties to the late eighties, BRAZIL surprises and embraces the reader with its celebration of passion, loyalty, and New World innocence.
-A tour de force . . . Spectacular.- -- Time
-Updike's novel, as tender as it is erotic, becomes a magnificently wrought love story . . . . Beautifully written.- -- Detroit Free Press
From the Paperback edition.
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Praise For Brazil…
“Steamy . . . breathtaking . . . In Updike’s novel, our vast South American neighbor emerges as a country both ancient and new.”—The New Yorker
“There is a wonderful drive to the novel, true lyricism, real drama. . . . Updike has rare insight into the psychology of sexual behavior and the mysterious, almost otherworldly devotedness Tristão and Isabel share.”—Chicago Tribune
“The book [is] thrilling, not only by its own rights, as an action-driven narrative designed to thrill, but also as an instance of a contemporary master, one whom we thought we had figured out long ago, daring to reinvent himself before our jaded eyes.”—The New Criterion