In 17th-century Portugal, Mariana de Alcoforado, a nobleman's daughter and a nun since the age of ten, shocks the convent by having an affair with a French soldier. The novel is based on the true story of one of Europe's most notorious love affairs.
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Katherine Vaz is the author of the novels Saudade and Mariana, and the collection of short stories Fado & Other Stories. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary reviews and her stories for children in several anthologies. Vaz is the first Portuguese-American to have her work recorded for the Library of Congress. She is currently a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Creative Writing at Harvard University.
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Book Description Flamingo, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002255731