Paperback. Pub the Date: January. 2003 Pages: 210 in Publisher: GroveAtlantic of The the Return of the Caravels is the set in Lisbon as Portugal's African colonies dissolve in. the 1970s. In a contemporary rejoinder to Camoes's conquest epic of The Lusiads. Antunes imagines the heroes of Portuguese exploration beached amid the detritus of the empire's collapse. Or is it the modern colonials - with their mixed-race heritage and uneasy place in the fatherland - who have somehow ended up in sixteenth-century Lisbon A white colonial who has married a mulatto woman finds that his papers only entitle him to reside in a ratty bordello. where his wife is forced into whoring at a discotheque. A man named Luis. who has returned from Angola in a ship where Cervantes ripped off all of his material for a foolish novel
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