Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado [1988 TRADE PAPERBACK]
Gabriela Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado
VINTAGE TRADE PAPERBACK  AVON BOOKS
1st Trade printing. Book is in excellent condition; light wear and a small stain to top of text block. [see last photo] - Contents read like new!
One bright spring day in 1925, Gabriela arrives from the poverty-stricken backwoods of Brazil to the lively seaside port of Ilhéus amid a flock of filthy migrant workers. Though wearing rags and covered in dirt, she attracts the attention of Nacib, a cafe owner, who is in desperate need of a new cook. So dire is his situation that he hires the disheveled girl. The savvy young woman quickly proves to be an excellent chef and—once well-scrubbed and decently dressed—an eye-catching beauty. Nacib quickly finds himself the owner of the most prosperous business in town—and the employer of its most sought-after woman.