Ancient Tillage

Author: Publishing company: Segment: Number of pages: 200 About publishing company: Publisher Contact: ISBN: 9788535907650

For André, a young man growing up on a farm in Brazil, life consists of ”the earth, the wheat, the bread, our table and our family”. He loves the land, fears his austere, pious father who preaches from the head of the table as if it is a pulpit, and loathes himself, as he starts to harbour shameful feelings for his sister Ana. Lyrical and sensual, told with biblical intensity, this classic Brazilian coming-of-age novel follows André’s psychological and sexual awakening, as he must choose between body and soul, duty and freedom.