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The Resource Hilda Hurricane : a novel, Roberto Drummond ; translated from the Portuguese by Peter Vaudry-Brown

Hilda Hurricane : a novel, Roberto Drummond ; translated from the Portuguese by Peter Vaudry-Brown

Label
Hilda Hurricane : a novel
Title
Hilda Hurricane
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Drummond ; translated from the Portuguese by Peter Vaudry-Brown
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
Eighteen-year-old Hilda, known as "the girl in the gold bikini" when she swam at her country club in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, abruptly leaves the gilded life to take up residence in room 304 of the Hotel Marvelous -- as a prostitute. There she becomes Hilda Hurricane, an erotic force of nature no man can resist. The exception is reporter-narrator Roberto Drummond, who attempts to unravel the mystery of why the girl in the gold bikini would forego a comfortable life to join the world's oldest profession. While some in Belo Horizonte cheer Hilda's liberated lifestyle, others seek to have her moved outside the city limits, and a would-be saint cannot seem to finish the exorcism he began outside the Hotel Marvelous. Set against the social and political upheaval of the 1960s, Hilda's story seduces even as Drummond becomes aware of more ominous forces approaching Belo Horizonte. Hilda Hurricane was both a critical and a commercial success in Brazil, with more than 200,000 copies sold. (The DVD of the television adaptation has sold more than a million copies.) Admirers of Kurt Vonnegut will revel in Drummond's similarly sharp satire and playful digressions, particularly about left-wing politics, which blur the boundary between fiction and autobiography. Yet the real genius of the author's interventions may be that they never slow the story long enough to lose sight of this mysterious beauty swept up in the turmoil of the times. -- Back cover
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Storyline
Writing style
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373279
Cataloging source
DLC
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Drummond, Roberto
Dewey number
869.3/42
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Hilda Furacão
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
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Vaudry-Brown, Peter
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True
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  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Women
  • Brazil
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • Brazil
Target audience
adult
Label
Hilda Hurricane : a novel, Roberto Drummond ; translated from the Portuguese by Peter Vaudry-Brown
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn539082009
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780292721913
Lccn
2010006340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)539082009
Label
Hilda Hurricane : a novel, Roberto Drummond ; translated from the Portuguese by Peter Vaudry-Brown
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn539082009
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780292721913
Lccn
2010006340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)539082009

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