Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado

Set in the 1920s in the Brazilian town of Ilhéus, the novel tells the story of a beautiful and charismatic migrant worker, Gabriela, who becomes a cook in the home of a wealthy bar owner. As the town, historically dominated by a few wealthy cacao planters, undergoes economic and social changes, Gabriela and her employer fall in love. Their relationship, however, is challenged by their different social statuses, the town's traditional values, and the employer's political ambitions. The story is a vivid portrayal of Brazilian culture, exploring themes of race, gender, class, and tradition versus progress.

The 1643rd greatest book of all time


Published
1958
Nationality
Brazilian
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-500
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Portuguese

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