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  • Location: Brazil, Recife

The Brazilian Husband

The Brazilian Husband

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: How well do you really know your husband?

  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Following the death of her husband, Judith and her teenage step-daughter, Rosa, set out on a journey from London to Brazil to track down his family and take his ashes home.

But when Judith’s search leads her to Ricardo, a handsome but haunted human rights lawyer, she begins to unravel a web of lies surrounding her husband’s past: a past which is about to come crashing into their present in the form of Rosa’s real mother.

As the two women navigate their way through the beaches and backstreets of Brazil, they struggle to salvage their own fractured relationship and put the past behind them.

Sizzling with sunshine, samba, secrets and lies, The Brazilian Husband is a story of family, friendship and finding out who we really are.

Travel Guide

Travel to Brazil BookTrail style with The Brazilian husband.

Despite the sadness of the book, there are some interesting things to find out from your visit to Brazil and Recife.

The novel is sprinkled with facts about Brazil as Rosa reads them from her guide book.

The author definitely has a love and appreciation for Brazil which comes through the novel. You get to experience the sights, sounds and smells are captured all from drinking cachaca and dancing the samba.

This is a country where people want to rebuild it and make it good again:

“Oh, I’m not alone. We’re just starting to rebuild our country, but it’s a long journey and we’re not even out of the station yet. I once asked Flavia how she came to be so brave and you know what she told me? She said she started like the rest of us, asking herself why no 0ne was doing anything about this. Then she realised that everyone else was sitting at home wondering the same thing. She realised that she couldn’t just sit back and wait in the hope that one of them would get up and act, she had to do something; there wasn’t anyone else. Then once she’d got up and started asking questions she found others like her who wanted change”.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Brazilian Husband

Destination: Recife Author/Guide: Rebecca Powell  Departure Time: 1978, 1996

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