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The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos
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Poetic and lyrical, the novel aspires to create an impressive array of metaphor, mysticism, and reality within the juxtaposition of 8 protagonists, each depicting their own stories of love, power, loss, ghosts, magic and their political convictions or lack thereof.

Powerfully adventurous in technique and style, intriguing and exotic in locale and history, this novel appeals to the sense like the passion flower that Mascarenhas uses metaphorically throughout the novel.