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After Life: an Ethnographic Novel

By: Hecht, Tobias

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Durham, NC, Duke University Press: 2006

Seller ID: 002803

ISBN: 0822337886

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Bruna Verissimo, a youth from the hardscrabble streets of Recife, in Northeast Brazil, spoke with the author over the course of many years, reliving her early childhood in a raging and destitute home, her initiation into the world of prostitution at a time when her contemporaries had barely started school, and her coming of age against all odds. Tobias Hecht had originally intended to write a biography of Verissimo. But with interviews ultimately spanning a decade, he couldn't ignore his sense that much of what he had been told wasn't, strictly speaking, true. In Verissimo's recounting of her ... View more info