Skip to product information
1 of 1

International Publishers

Never-Ending Youth

Never-Ending Youth

Regular price $22.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $22.99 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Never-Ending Youth is a 21st-century reminder of the groundbreaking work of Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa and Roberto Bolaños. It portrays the anxiety and exuberance of youth, the magnetism of home and culture in times of strife and suffering. Brazilian radical journalist and novelist Urariano Mota brings the heat, intensity and perennial peril of Northeast Brazil to life in Peter Lownds's vivid, annotated translation.

The plot unrolls in the streets, bars, beaches and boarding houses of Recife and Olinda, Pernambuco, in the early 1970s, a time of undeclared civil war and internecine struggle when the clandestine activities of a group of friends and comrades defy the military dictatorship. Some perish while others survive to reflect on their fate.

The young rebels' love for painting, poetry, music and alcohol is challenged by a hasty indoctrination in Marxist, Leninist and Maoist theory. They make impulsive decisions in precarious times with scant moral and material support, and those who survive attempt to reconcile their utopian past with their more comfortable existence a half century later when Jair Bolsonaro's authoritarian regime reminds them that the struggle for social justice continues. Urariano Mota's Never-Ending Youth is both a memoir and a paean to the survival of the revolutionary spirit.

Author: Urariano Mota
Publisher: International Publishers
Published: 05/12/2022
Pages: 250
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.71lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.57d
ISBN: 9780717800063
View full details