Tent of Miracles
Set in a Brazilian locale, this is the story of Pedro Archanjo, beloved rogue and fierce activist for social justice, who becomes a posthumous hero when an American intellect "discovers" his writings. The story flits between Archanjo's lifetime and that of the American professor decades later.
"A very rich and exotic novel . . . tells the story of Pedro Archanjo, mestizo, self-taught ethnologist, apostle of miscegenation, laborer, cult priest, and bon vivant. . . . Amado’s joyous, exuberant, almost magical descriptions of festivals, puppet shows, African rituals, local legends, fascinating customs, strange and wonderful characters . . . result in a richness and warmth that are impossible to resist."—Washington Post
"A most enjoyable romp."—New York Times
"Tent of Miracles may well be Amado’s masterpiece."—Christian Science Monitor
"Delightful ribaldry and exotic trimmings . . . Bahia surely has no greater poet than Jorge Amado."—Saturday Review