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O Vale da Paixão ❴EPUB❵ ✰ O Vale da Paixão Author Lídia Jorge – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The story of a daughter s longing for her absent father and her determination to piece together the past and the futureThe setting of this extraordinary novel is an old farmhouse in Portugal a house f The story of a daughter s longing for her absent father and her determination to piece together the past and O Vale PDF or the futureThe setting of this extraordinary novel is an old farmhouse in Portugal a house far enough from the Atlantic not to hear the breaking waves during a storm but near enough for the walls to be corroded by the salt in the airWith most members of her large fa.


About the Author: Lídia Jorge

L DIA GUERREIRO JORGE nasceu em Boliqueime, Loul a de Junho de Conclu do o curso de Filologia O Vale PDF or Rom nica, dedicou se ao ensino liceal Angola, Mo ambique e Lisboa Publicou os romances O Dia dos Prod gios , Pr mio Ricardo Malheiros , O Cais das Merendas , Pr mio Liter rio Munic pio de Lisboa , Not cia da Cidade Silvestre , Pr mio Liter rio Munic pio de Lisboa , A Costa dos Murm rios , A ltima Dona , O Jardim Sem Limites Pr mio Bordalo, , O Vale da Paix o Pr mio D Dinis, , O Vento Assobiando nas Grutas , Grande Pr mio do Romance e Novela da APE DGLB , Combateremos a Sombra , Pr mio Charles Bisset e A Noite das Mulheres Cantoras os livros de contos A Instrumentalina , Marido e Outros Contos , O Belo Adormecido e Pra a de Londres a pe a de teatro A Ma on e o ensaio Contrato Sentimental Os seus romances s o constitu dos por v rios planos narrativos, onde o fant stico coexiste com o real, e os problemas sociais colectivos s o postos em relevo atrav s de figuras humanas com dimens o metaf rica e m tica Foi condecorada, pela Presid ncia da Rep blica, com a Gr Cruz da Ordem do Infante D Henrique, em .



10 thoughts on “O Vale da Paixão

  1. Raquel Raquel says:

    Desconhecer o trabalho de L dia Jorge fez me reflectir sobre a enormidade de autores e de literatura portuguesa que ainda tenho para conhecer Estive para me cruzar com ela no caf , mas nunca calhou Calhou antes cruzar me com a sua escrita neste O Vale da Paix o e apaixonar me pela m goa, pela apatia, pela inevitabilidade das coisas Do alto da casa de Valmares para a superf cie da Terra, onde tudo sentido com mais intensidade.Cr tica em Desconhecer o trabalho de L dia Jorge fez me reflectir sobre a enormidade de autores e de literatura portuguesa que ainda tenho para conhecer Estive para me cruzar com ela no caf , mas nunca calhou Calhou antes cruzar me com a sua escrita neste O Vale da Paix o e apaixonar me pela m goa, pela apatia, pela inevitabilidade das coisas Do alto da casa de Valmares para a superf cie da Terra, onde tudo sentido com mais intensidade.Cr tica em


  2. Rita Leite Rita Leite says:

    1 of quarantine


  3. Sonia Gomes Sonia Gomes says:

    It is raining hard, water beating on the roof with ferocity, no one can hear anything, silently oh so silently, we feel Walter climbing the stairs, at the landing he removes his shoes, like a shadow flat on the wall, prepares to enter the room, the young girl inside looks forward to seeing him and we scream, No, No, it is dark, it is silent, why are you entering that room so furtively, Walter replies, to meet my daughter and you scream louder, no, no you cannot enter a young girl s room at night It is raining hard, water beating on the roof with ferocity, no one can hear anything, silently oh so silently, we feel Walter climbing the stairs, at the landing he removes his shoes, like a shadow flat on the wall, prepares to enter the room, the young girl inside looks forward to seeing him and we scream, No, No, it is dark, it is silent, why are you entering that room so furtively, Walter replies, to meet my daughter and you scream louder, no, no you cannot enter a young girl s room at night, even if she is your daughter Walter replies, I am not allowed to meet her, everyone guards me, I need to meet her just once, you see I disowned her a long time ago..we realise that much like the Irm os Dias we too have terrible thoughts of Walter.All that Walter s daughter knows about Walter is from gossip of others, gossip of the grandfather, Francisco Dias gossip of the uncles, gossip of the aunt, gossip of the servants, the pact of silence, deep silence insisted by Maria Ema, no she admonishes Walter s daughter, you are not to talk, not to call him father, you are his niece , do you understand says Maria Ema the mother of the girl.Do you remember, asks Francisco Dias of his cronies, how Walter repaired that old carriage and roamed the countryside painting birds Sketching birds, can you believe that Selling them like a roadside vagabond, can you believe that a son of Francisco Dias would make money selling sketches Francisco Dias would shout.Do you know shrieks Alexandrina, all the while stabbing the potatoes brutally, that Walter got the nineteen year old Maria Ema Baptista pregnant, oh, oh screams Alexandrina all the while stabbing at the potatoes, do you know that one evening, the Baptistas, mother, father and Maria Ema came to the house and said, our daughter is pregnant, when Francisco Dias asked the age old question, how do you know it is my son, the Baptistas took out a folder with dozens of sketches of Maria Ema, the Baptistas turned around, without a word mounted their carriage pushing Maria Ema aside, no, no they did not allow her in, she ran, ran behind the carriage, crying, pleading for them to stop, hair in disarray, losing her hat, her punishment and humiliation started on that day.Do you know, narrated Adelina the aunt hysterically, Francisco Dias, Paizinho, a man of principles wrote to Walter, you have to marry Maria Ema, no reply, dozens of letters, no reply, Francisco Dias then visited the Commandant, leave the Army to marry Asked the incredulous Commandant, he is our best soldier So Francisco Dias, hat in hand returned to Valmares, what to do What to do Marry her off to Custodio, his oldest son, his lame son who would never manage to marry otherwise, how brilliant, what a move to save the family honour.And Custodio did marry Maria Ema, but Custodio loved Walter, loved his rebellious nature, loved that he did everything that he Custodio would never be able to do with his lame leg Custodio was there to protect when Walter defied his father and refused to cart manure for their vast fields, Custodio was there to unyoke the mule whenever Walter returned from his long trips, sketching birds Who knows Custodio just loved Walter.And Walter s daughter collected her material of Walter, thread by thread, skein by skein, should she keep this thread, maybe, should she snip that one, yes Yes Walter s daughter wove her own fabric of Walter in her mind But in the huge deep cupboard in her room, where she had always slept alone even when tiny, Walter s daughter had his uniform, rough and scratchy but so comforting when things got lonely When scared of the dark, as she often was, hidden between the mattresses Walter s daughter had his Smith revolver, it protected her, she had figured out long ago how to arm and disarm it, the revolver kept the monsters of the dark at bay.Actually on one of his visits home, when his brothers were trying to pay off Walter, so that he would never return to Valmares, Walter had flung a huge wad of money and the revolver on the table Oh how everyone in the family wanted him to leave, leave they said, go said the father, die please die hoped Francisco Dias silently.And then strangely, like thieves in the night, os Irm os Dias started leaving Valmares, spreading all over the world, much like Walter, doing strange back breaking jobs in odd places, Caracas, Vancouver, where are these places Why is it so cold there Why is it so hot and dusty there And most of all why have they squandered their inheritance for such menial tasks A son of Francisco Dias herding and milking cows A son of Francisco Dias a miner deep in the bowels of a mine covered in black dust wearing a miner s hat A son of Francisco Dias dismantling wooden houses A son of Francisco Dias running after wagons What sort of jobs were these Come back, come back he wrote endless letters, please come back, please please come back he pleaded, but the only one who showed signs of returning was Walter, Walter is returning, no, no, let him die, everything is in a mess here in Valmares, don t come back Walter, once lush fields lie fallow, olive trees not pruned for ages, cattle dying, your mule long dead No Walter do not come this is not a place for you, come back, come back please come back he wrote to the Irm os Dias, all pieces, all threads, all skeins for Walter s daughter fabric of Walter.And Walter returns, why Everyone in a tizzy, Maria Ema dressing and pursing her skilfully painted mouth in a cupids bow, don t speak, please don t speak Walter s daughter has to collaborate with her mother, the pact of silence Days of wonder, days of laughter, Custodio s sons in wonder at the speed at which tio Walter sketches his birds, do onetio Walter, just oneplease, go to bed says Maria Ema their mother and the rain, rain beating ferociously on the roof, no one can hear a thing Maria Ema can take it no longer the strain is much too much, Walter, Walter, Walter.And then Walter leaves knowing he will never return, come with me he says to Walter s daughter, no, no she replies silently.Come back, come back, writes Francisco Dias to the Irm os Dias, endless letters, please come back, please please come back he pleads, how can we write the Irm os Dias, we have businesses to attend to, they write, dairies, sawmills, real estate, travel agencies, os Irm os Dias have now moved on, they are respected members of society in those far away countries but something is bringing them down, dragging them down in squelchy mud, ruining their reputation for which they had worked so hard, so very hard Walter deep in debt, Walter defrauding his business partners, Walter closing his office, opening another one elsewhere, Walter impregnating a Polish girl, Walter fleeing to Brazil, running to Caracas, letters pouring from os Irm os Dias, most importantly the terrible way the Soldier s Blanket has been put to use, women tumbling all over it, the Soldier s Blanket filthy, smeared, stained, deeply ingrained with Walter s sins, is it any way to treat a Soldier s Blanket , a Soldier s Blanket is the Symbol of a Nation, a deluge of letters driving Francisco Dias to a nervous breakdown And then terrible, terrible accusations, oh Custodio you are such a fool, so innocent, an affair was going on right under your nose, Maria Ema and Walter of course, you just stayed looking on, sad Do you know that Walter even threw his own daughter on the Soldier s Blanket, visited her one night when it was raining so very heavily, oh the scandal, oh the horror, tell us the truth Custodio, the truth, we have a right to know And Walter s daughter is filled with anger, how could he, how could have told them about his one and only visit to her room But then maybe, he could have just said, you know I just wanted to be near her, my daughter, and I was guarded, prevented from talking to her, my daughter who I had seen as a toddler Filled with anger Walter s daughter decides to confront him, collects, collects and collects information about Walter, writes terrible stories about Walter, goes to meet Walter, surprises him, confronts him only to realise that she loves him deeply, it was always him, always her only comfort when everything was lonely and bleak, his army coat, his revolver were her security against a hostile world.Walter s daughter, why don t you have a name like everyone else does, a name is the most common thing and one s most sacred possession, even the poorest of the poor have a name Walter s daughter yes, you do not have a name, because nobody respects you, you once said to yourself, if had I pointed the Smith at and killed Maria Ema, everyone would have pounced on me, if I had shot Maria Ema s sons, they would have killed me, but if I point the revolver at Walter s daughter and kill her no one will even know, they will let my body rot Who would have allowed a little girl to keep a loaded revolver hidden below the mattress Yes Walter s daughter you were an accident, and like accidents unwanted, Maria Ema or her mother should have gotten rid of you in time and then you would have saved the house of Francisco Dias a great deal of embarrassment.Strangely but, Walter s daughter, you are the only one who knows how to look after the land that os Irm os Dias abandoned, you are the only one who can recognise agricultural implements even in the deep of the night just by touching them as you did when you found the right spade to dig a deep hole for Walter s blanket, the Soldier s Blanket which was his legacy to you when he died, a clean, sweet smelling blanket that came to you passing through a hundred countries, you buried the Soldier s Blanket much as one buries her own father with love and respect


  4. Cathy Cathy says:

    Though it took me some time to get into this book about a disintegrating family in rural Portugal, I ultimately got caught up in the sad but lyrical tale of a daughter trying to piece together something of her father, Walter, who abandoned her, and her mother, shortly after she was conceived In 1951 and again in 1963, the daughter, who remains nameless throughout the novel, meets Walter, her father in name only She remembers these two visitations to her room in the middle of the night she als Though it took me some time to get into this book about a disintegrating family in rural Portugal, I ultimately got caught up in the sad but lyrical tale of a daughter trying to piece together something of her father, Walter, who abandoned her, and her mother, shortly after she was conceived In 1951 and again in 1963, the daughter, who remains nameless throughout the novel, meets Walter, her father in name only She remembers these two visitations to her room in the middle of the night she also pieces together the puzzle of his life from letters received by various family members and from Walter himself, letters accompanied by paintings and drawings of birds from all over the world In one of Walter s many sexual encounters with women, in which he leaves a string of legitimate descendents scattered among the coast towns, he impregnates Maria Ema When he refuses to take responsibility, and disappears to travel the world, his brother Custodio marries Maria Ema, thus giving Walter s daughter and Custodio s niece, a father.Meanwhile, the rest of the brothers, of whom Walter is the youngest and Custodio is the oldest, all escape from their father s despotic rule over the family s rural home of Valmares, and spread themselves from one end of the Americas to the other Custodio is the only one that proves to be dependable and caring, remaining in his father s home in Portugal with Maria Ema and their children The book is very densely written it was difficult to get into the flow of Lidia Jorge s writing, but once I got the rhythm, I was quite caught up in the story There is hardly any dialogue in the book, and sometimes the story folds back upon itself, repeating events over and over This gets annoying at times Overall, though, I enjoyed the book, which gave me a different worldview and a deeper experience of Portugal s Algarve, to which I traveled last summer


  5. Elena Druță Elena Druță says:

    un final deschis, ce ofer spa iu de g ndire i reprezentare pentru cititor, c t i o u oar urm de melancolie dup ceva, sentiment ce este, de altfel, impregnat n paginile i personajele c r ii Mi a pl cut foarte mult povestirea pentru c are o urm u oar de triste e i lectura las un gust dulceag amar, pecetluind un univers aparte, plin de mister i miros de flori de smochin din Valmares


  6. ENYC ENYC says:

    This book, translated from the Portuguese, consists of the sometimes dreamy and sometimes creepy musings of a girl, then woman, about her father, one Walter Dias, whom her family and neighbors acknowledge only as her uncle Her mother had a one night stand with Walter, became pregnant, and married Walter s brother The musings go in circles, returning again and again and again to the couple of times when the narrator actually spent time with Walter, a world traveler and the bird painter of t This book, translated from the Portuguese, consists of the sometimes dreamy and sometimes creepy musings of a girl, then woman, about her father, one Walter Dias, whom her family and neighbors acknowledge only as her uncle Her mother had a one night stand with Walter, became pregnant, and married Walter s brother The musings go in circles, returning again and again and again to the couple of times when the narrator actually spent time with Walter, a world traveler and the bird painter of the title There are lots of beautifully written passages, many of them describing the decline and breakup of a proud rural family in Portugal during the mid 20th century and others describing the places in Africa, the East and the Americas that Walter travels to There are striking bird metaphors interspersed throughout the book Walter himself is birdlike as he travels seemingly effortlessly across oceans to other parts of the world But I struggled to care much about the narrator who, for reasons not clear to me, never gives herself a name or about anyone else other than, perhaps, Cust dio, her admirable putative father I would also have liked to have heardfrom the author about the narrator s and her mother s feelings toward one another


  7. Robert Hyman Robert Hyman says:

    I wanted to read this book because I was curious about Portugal I found Lidia Jorge by googling modern Portuguese authors She is well known in Portugal and has written several books Apparently this is the only one translated into English available in an ebook Pity, I would like to readfrom her The novel is about the people in a house in rural southern Portugal from the 1950s to the 80s The central character, Walter, is described by the other characters and rarely speaks himself The I wanted to read this book because I was curious about Portugal I found Lidia Jorge by googling modern Portuguese authors She is well known in Portugal and has written several books Apparently this is the only one translated into English available in an ebook Pity, I would like to readfrom her The novel is about the people in a house in rural southern Portugal from the 1950s to the 80s The central character, Walter, is described by the other characters and rarely speaks himself The novel is intense almost claustrophobic at times It also took me a while to figure things out but they are explained as you read It is a marvellous character study and quite entertaining I highly recommend it


  8. Aymara González Montoto Aymara González Montoto says:

    Mezcla de Cien a os de soledad con Pedro P ramo a la portuguesa Igual es exagerar, pero me ha encantado.


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