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The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles

The Air You Breathe

The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles
Aug 21, 2018 | 464 Pages
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“A masterfully choreographed saga of friendship, envy, sacrifice and love—as soulful, layered, and intoxicating as the samba that reverberates from the page.” –Georgia Hunter, New York Times-bestselling author of We Were the Lucky Ones

The Air You Breathe is that kind of fairy tale where the curse is that your dreams come true, and keep coming true, and you have to survive it for the rest of your life. Two girls run after their dreams of samba, stardom, friendship, and art, and the result is this glittering, mesmerizing triumph of a novel.” –Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night

“A glittering, beautiful story full of romance and intrigue and tragedy… hard to put down.” –Anton DiSclafani, New York Times-bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
“I was captivated by this narrator’s voice—wise with years of secrets, disappointments, and burning proximity to so much heat and light. And what a story she has to tell: an aching reminiscence of lives entwined by music, friendship, and longing. Vivid and unforgettable.”
–Laura Moriarty, New York Times-bestselling author of The Chaperone
“Prepare to lose yourself in this sweeping, lush novel about two girls in 1920s Brazil brought together by circumstance and kept together by love—of song, of success, and, in the end, of each other. As rich and complex and moving as music itself.” –Cristina Henríquez, author of  The Book of Unknown Americans
“Sweeps you up like a fairytale, and although the characters are deep and real, the story keeps its breathless magic to the end, with transformations and journeys and bonds as entrancing as Graça and Dores themselves. An ambitious and consuming novel.” –Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers
“A luxuriant, lovely, utterly delicious book.  It will transport you to a world that is half-magical, half-historical, deeply familiar, and wholly new.  I couldn’t put it down.” –Abby Geni, author of The Lightkeepers

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