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Title: Chalk Dust : Stories
Author: Pedro Freire Costa
Genre: Fiction, Short Stories
File Size: 1777 KB
Print Length: 107 pagesPublisher: Editorial Bizancio Lda
This is an e-book that I received from the author for a review. Chalk Dust: Stories is a collection of seven short stories based in Portugal.
The stories describe the typical way of life of the Portuguese with great detail and effectiveness. They are set in different time periods and the focus is on how the slow, laid back life of the villagers can sometimes have an interesting turn of events, some sad and some fascinating. Particularly, stories namely The Private Life of Ilda Gomes, Loyal to the End, Chalk Dust and The Honour of Gamblers showcased a fine combination of humor and sentiments. But the other stories were a tad too detailed and persistent for my liking.
Altogether, the book is a good read for most of the part. I must mention, the writing is exceptional. Attention to details, comical aspects and emotionalism being the high points of the stories through which the author has captured Portugal and presented it respectably.
Highly recommended for fiction/non-fiction lovers who love travelling through regional nitty- gritties.
*** Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ***