By Álamo Oliveira
Translated by Katharine F. Baker and Diniz Borges
5” x 8”
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All of the mysteries that ever afflicted anyone who one day had to leave his land in search of a new life are found in the novel “I No Longer Like Chocolates” written by Álamo Oliveira, the noted Portuguese novelist, poet and playwright.
“I No Longer Like Chocolates” was released to the public at a special presentation on Sunday, April 2, at 10:30 AM at the SPDES Hall, Tipton, California, during the annual Luso-American Education Foundation Conference. There were excerpts read by one of the translators, Diniz Borges. In addition, Álamo Oliveira was present to autograph copies of the novel. Following the presentation everyone present was served a lunch of the traditional “sopas” gratis.
Álamo Oliveira’s extraordinary novel about an Azorean daily life on the North American continent, with all its dramas and glories, is now being released in English by Portuguese Heritage Publications of California.
“In a sumptuous dialectic, Álamo Oliveira tells us the lives of a family who, like so many Azorean families, out of economic necessity one day exchanged the placidity of the Azores for the roiling of the melting pot. This is a narrative of emotions, culture shocks. And linguistic challenges that wind up toppling some taboos and provoking in each reader an amalgam of feelings and issues…” affirmed Diniz Borges in his presentation at a colloquium on Portuguese-American Literature at Yale University.