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Beneath the Trees of Eden: A Tragicomic Murderous Quest for Transcendence

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Length: 452 pages7 hours

Summary

Beneath the Trees of Eden is the murderous, tragicomic and torrid tale of the trials and tribulations of a poor immigrant's journey from deepest darkest Brazil to England and beyond. This is the story of the adventures and misfortunes of João de Deus (John of God), a murderer on a journey of transcendence. The story blurs the distinction between reality and fantasy whilst dealing with themes such as spirituality, meaninglessness, immigration, loneliness, and friendship. This is a journey through poverty, violence, faith, lust and the search for the ineffable. It will shock you and make you laugh out loud, maybe both at the same time.

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