Whatever Happened to Dulce Veiga? by Caio Fernando Abreu

Whatever Happened to Dulce Veiga? A B-Novel Paperback Jan 15 2001

By Caio Fernando Abreu
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A forty-year-old Brazilian journalist reduced to living in a dilapidated building inhabited by a bizarre human fauna fortune-tellers, transvestites, tango-loving Argentinean hustlers is called upon to track down and write the story of Dulce Veiga, a famous singer who disappeared twenty years earlier on the eve of her first big show. Thus begins a mad race through an underground, nocturnal Sao Paulo among rock bands with eccentric names, feline reincarnations of Vita Sackville-West, ex-revolutionaries turned junkies, gay Pietas, echoes of Afro-Brazilian religions, and intimations of AIDS . . . Constructed like a mystery, the novel unravels over a week, evoking a decadent and contaminated atmosphere in which the journalist's own search for meaning finds its expression in the elusive Dulce Veiga, who constantly appears to him as if in a dream, her arm pointing heavenward. Whatever Happened to Dulce Veiga? is a descent into the underworld of contemporary megalopolises where, like the inside of a huge TV, life intermingles with bits of music, film clips, and soap opera characters in a crazy and macabre dance, moving toward a possible catharsis."

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of Texas Press
Publication date
Jan 15 2001
Language
English
Pages
208
ISBN-13
9780292705012
ISBN-10
0292705018
Weight
312g
Dimensions
152.0mm x 229.0mm