Descrição do produto
I have written these novels with the intention of learning some of the secrets from my forest and also from my people. I know that I love to live at the edge of rivers and woods, however I haven’t described my region from the eyes of a foreigner who sees this land as the ‘end of the world’ where living is facing the monotony of wasted days and familiar landscapes. I have put into this book the emotions of a native caboclo (mix between Caucasian and Native) from the Amazon, who also believes that every dawn brings a new chance to experience wonderful things.
Someone that is bewitched by the sunlight, the blue sky, by the shining water, and the song of birds... Who walks slowly, observing the flowers, picking wild berries and fruits and dreaming about catching big fish, but also someone that is happy to bring home a bunch of charutinhos (very small) fish...
This book tells many stories and at the same time tries to explain some native customs. Its intention is to teach the readers, in a very fascinating and pleasant way, a little bit of what happened in the Amazon during the 19th century: a time of slavery, wealth from the rubber trade, the arrival of a great number of both local and foreign migrants, and railroad construction.
This novel shows the struggles to survive, and the native customs; people with different cultures that had to learn how to live together, people had broken taboos, merged creeds, lived prohibited passions and determined, through miscegenation, the birth of the northern people.
In these pages have been shown a people who faced the problems as natural obstacles to be surpassed; who have received strong native influences – some of reasons why in the north it is common for women to be active bread-winners, study and work more than men, exchange partners when they are not satisfied with their men, have less prejudice, and share more liberal and constantly engaged political and community affairs.