By Salman Rushdie
Title note: unique name: The Enchantress of Florence
A Feiticeira de Florença é a história de uma mulher que procura ser senhora do seu próprio destino num mundo de homens. Irmana duas cidades que quase não se conhecem: a hedonista capital mogol, onde o inteligente imperador se debate diariamente com questões de crenças, desejos e a traição dos filhos, e o mundo florentino, igualmente sensual, de poderosos cortesãos, filosofia humanista e desumana tortura.
Estes dois mundos, tão distantes, acabam por se revelar estranhamente semelhantes, e ambos são dominados pelos encantamentos das mulheres.
Man Booker Prize Nominee for Longlist (2008)
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« “A Feiticeira de Florença” é um festim exótico, supra abundante, coberto de ouro e pedrarias, tão vertiginoso como cómico, tão inventivo, irreal e irónico como os contos da Mil e Uma Noites. [ ... Rushdie] leva-nos aos sonhos e visões de muitos séculos, desde a magnificência das cidades italianas do Renascimento e dos feitos dos Médicis e dos Sforzas; às naus das Índias e ao naufrágio de Camões, do Al-Andaluz à Pérsia, numa infindável viagem de memórias exóticas e surreais.»
Helena Vasconcelos, Público
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So he told himself, and her. She would drive Laurel back to the apartment and then take the car to Newcastle. She told herself that everything was all right, it was one more trip, like thousands and tens of thousands of others. She held back her tears and conversed politely with the girl. But when she got back to the apartment and was alone, she wept copiously into the pillow which bore the impress of Lanny’s head. He was not being routed by way of Bermuda because he was in the black books of the British government, which had become suspicious of his intimacy with Rudolf Hess and other leading Nazis.