Mãos de Cavalo

M os de Cavalo M os de Cavalo come a com cap tulos curtos escritos em terceira pessoa que tratam de epis dios aparentemente d spares o tombo de bicicleta de um garoto de dez anos numa rua vazia da zona sul de Port

M os de Cavalo come a com cap tulos curtos, escritos em terceira pessoa, que tratam de epis dios aparentemente d spares o tombo de bicicleta de um garoto de dez anos numa rua vazia da zona sul de Porto Alegre uma partida de futebol entre adolescentes do condom nio Esplanada, tamb m na capital ga cha e os preparativos de um cirurgi o pl stico bem sucedido que, em companhM os de Cavalo come a com cap tulos curtos, escritos em terceira pessoa, que tratam de epis dios aparentemente d spares o tombo de bicicleta de um garoto de dez anos numa rua vazia da zona sul de Porto Alegre uma partida de futebol entre adolescentes do condom nio Esplanada, tamb m na capital ga cha e os preparativos de um cirurgi o pl stico bem sucedido que, em companhia de um amigo, pretende viajar Bol via para escalar o Cerro Bonete, fa anha at ent o in dita Esses acontecimentos v o aos poucos se conectando no tempo e no espa o dram ticos, e comp em uma delicada trama sobre mem ria, perda e culpa uma s ntese de diversas hist rias que guardei na cabe a durante anos, mas que vieram se transformando e atualizando ao longo do tempo , diz o autor sobre o processo de cria o do livro Algumas cenas e personagens t m origem em coisas que imaginava desde os dez ou doze anos de idade, muito antes de sonhar em escrever Segundo Galera, as primeiras tr s vers es de M os de Cavalo foram jogadas fora Somente na quarta tentativa encontrei a forma que me pareceu ideal para desenvolver o romance at o fim.Esse tom se manifesta numa prosa rica em detalhes, em descri es bem trabalhadas de cenas e atmosferas, nas quais a aparente placidez do cen rio refor a a intensidade dos sentimentos dos personagens Nada gratuito aqui numa partida de videogame, num parto sem anestesia, na trilha sonora de uma festa de quinze anos, assiste

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  1. Daniel Galera is a Brazilian writer, translator and editor He was born in S o Paulo, but was raised and spent most of his life in Porto Alegre, until 2005 when he went back to S o Paulo He is considered by critics to be one of the most influential young authors in Brazilian literature Daniel is one of the founders of the publishing house Livros do Mal and had some of his works adapted into plays and movies.

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  1. Brazilian coming of age story that s characterizations and setting shine.This is a fun ride, but don t spoil it by reading too many reviews because once you know where it s going the power is diminished Dual timeline of a boy and the man he becomes We interlope on a childhood filled with the reckless endeavors and feats of worth that ensure blood, pain, and admiration Hermano s viewpoint is extremely self conscious, always judging himself by looking from the outside, an adolescent paralysis can [...]


  2. See of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsThe opening chapter of The Shape Of Bones follows, almost in real time, an anonymous Urban Cyclist speeding through the back streets of Porto Alegre in Brazil It s a exhilarating start to this novel and expertly sets the tone for the rest of the story We don t initially know which of the characters he will turn out to be I think this chapter is also the earliest time wise Galera uses time jumps to good effect to show how this boy s life progresse [...]


  3. Surely Brazilian novelist Daniel Galera is among the finest contemporary novelists today I was mesmerized by his first novel, Blood Drenched Beard, and couldn t wait to read The Shape of Bones I was not disappointed The story centers on a young married man who is preparing to climb the virgin mountain, Cerro Benete one of the final mountains to be conquered with his boastful best friend We know the narrator only as Hermano translated to brother and as he drives to meet that friend, we catch glim [...]


  4. A 30 year old doctor starts out to pick up his friend to go on a rock climbing adventure and winds up changing his life, even though he neither meets his friend nor reaches the mountain I m actually assuming that Hermano s life will be changed by his trip down memory lane in his old neighborhood, because the ending of the book is annoyingly unresolved It s entirely possible that he won t change anything and will continue to act like a thrill seeking adolescent to cover his feelings of inadequacy [...]


  5. Como romance de forma o, falha em seu prop sito burgu s de mostrar o processo de instru o ainda bem Galera n o tem uma tese e a pr pria narrativa entrecortada mostra isso e vai contra a primeira id ia de um romance de forma o.A escrita vigorosa e a hist ria, violenta Isso falta nos escritores contempor neos e n o os jornalistas que tiveram seu auge nas d cadas de 60 e 70 e nos jovens ainda sem personalidade Daniel Galera singular dentro de um contexto nacional e tamb m de um local, pois, como ga [...]


  6. This is the second book by Daniel Galera to be translated into English, but it precedes Blood Soaked Beard, which was one of my favorite books three years ago The writing in this is not assured as in that book, but that may be because of being written earlier, also it is not as well fleshed out What both books share is a haunted protagonist Dr Hermano Weissmann s daredevil past while growing up in Esplanada, Brazil, included cycling down streets and hills with ill advised speed and abandon This [...]


  7. That bad blood there, it s good that it s coming out You ve got to let it out, because then you body will make of the good blood, the clean sort that runs through the inside, to replace the bad blood, understand This is a book that could put South American literature back on the map.Brazilian author Daniel Galera writes some terrific scenes in this short yet haunting novel about a man trying to make sense of who he is and deal with the regrets of his past.While being a relatively short read at [...]


  8. I picked this book up on a whim when I saw it at the library Yes, I pick up books and judge them by their covers The cover pictures a broken bicycle and the title The Shape of Bones grabbed me like velcro The story is a coming of age story told in dual perspectives from the main character as his 30 year old self reconciling his 15 year old self I loved the two perspectives and how they came together Rating this book is difficult as it contains the ALL TIME BEST first chapter in the history of bo [...]


  9. This story of a bunch of 15 year old boys growing up in Puerto Alegre has similarities to Lord of the Flies Though the life the boys live is to them quite normal, it is their burgeoning adolescence, accumulating testosterone or the pressures of society and their peers that make them behave in an increasingly disturbing way Their attitude towards females in the group seems without concern or sensitivity The action is based around one of the boys, Hermano, who in the opening chapter takes a bad fa [...]


  10. the second novel to be appear in english from author and publisher daniel galera one of granta s best young brazilian novelists , the shape of bones m os de cavalo was initially released while he was still in his mid twenties the tale of hermano, a 30 year old plastic surgeon or aesthetic medicine specialist , is a thoughtful work of self reflection and contending with both the past and the present set over the course of two hours with alternating chapters flashing back to youthful moments of co [...]


  11. It s hard to decide what to say about this novel because I wasn t sure where it was going, but I was interested enough to keep reading This novel is divided into the past marked by chapter titles and the present marked by time Hermano is a great character because he rides the line of likability and dislike for me, which I feel makes him realistic He s self involved and introspective, yet he honestly cares about his family He s cowardly, yet regrets it In his story he has one big regret and I do [...]


  12. From talented Brazilian writer, Daniel Galera, and newly translated into English comes, The Shape of Bones It s the story of one man s struggle to come to terms with his own personal demon To the outside world, Hermano Weissmann has it made He is a very successful plastic surgeon, married with one child whom he adores Below the surface though, he is a tormented man With richly drawn characters and elegant prose, the story alternates between his fifteen year old self and his thirty year old self, [...]



  13. Assim como em Barba ensopada de sangue , Galera consegue nos colocar na cena que narra, nos contamina com os sentimentos latentes ali e, ainda assim, nos p e em suspense sobre o desfecho da situa o um escritor de talento, que merece ser lido


  14. Viver, todavia, n o tinha nada de heroico Aos trinta anos, lhe parecia antes de tudo um constante ensaio para um hero smo que nunca chega Um limbo permanente entre a inoc ncia e o hero smo, habitado por proje es fantasmag ricas de si mesmo, levemente distorcidas pelo que gostaria de ter sido no passado ou de ser no futuro.


  15. The Shape of Bones is a physical novel Galera drives us around the characters by showing us what happens to their bodies, how they relate to them how they, in the end, are them The descriptions are not boring or extremely detailed but rather fluid and palpable This form of writing dispassionately but intimately and quick at the same time makes the narrative dynamic and strong I would say Galera s language is tailor made to talk about violence, as in a way it is itself violent And my we get viole [...]


  16. When Hermano was very young, say ten years old, he would ride his bicycle as fast as he could through the dangerous hilly streets of Esplanada, his Brazilian hometown Once, after what had become a fairly typical occurrence a painful and bloody wipe out on an unyielding macadam surface, Hermano wipes away the tears to spy an old abuela tottering his way That blood there, you know, that s bad blood, she explains after assessing his wounded knee You know there s good blood and bad blood don t you B [...]


  17. I was granted early access to this title through Penguin s First to Read.Daniel Galera writes in poetry I adore this book, which surprised me Normally, I don t go for coming of age novels, or novels that have a significant coming of age plot mixed in The last book I read with one of these plots was at least five years ago What stands out to me about The Shape of Bones is that it s not just a coming of age story about a kid, it s also about him coming of age a second time in his thirties.Hermano [...]


  18. The Shape of Bones is kind of hard to describe for me Essentially it follows two stories set in two different time periods, one about a young plastic surgeon leaving to climb a mountain with his friend Renan, the other set in the past, maybe, about a group of teenagers, of whom the plastic surgeon was apparently one never explicitly stated , though other than a few characters, no one gets any real names, only nicknames I can t really tell a whole lot about the plot without giving something very [...]


  19. This is a story of a man who is facing up to his formative past after running from it for a long time It s a good story and well told, and I love it for that There are a lot of stray strands in the story, bits of things here and there that seem awfully important to not be woven into the larger pattern, but this is the second Galera book I ve read and that seems to be something he likes to do The man who leaves his home early in the morning for an expedition quite different from the one he actual [...]


  20. I m gonna be honest, I almost put this book down within the first chapter as DNF, and that is rare for me but I m glad I stuck with it, the only reason I did was probably the short length This is a coming of age story that bounces between the now and the then and doesn t try to be anything it is not.It is gritty Not just the story, but the writing too That s the best word I can think of to describe it I was reading an ARC of the English translation and honestly the thing that stood out the most, [...]


  21. A young man sets off one morning to meet up with a friend to go climbing On the way he makes a detour to the town where he grew up But this is not some sort of nostalgic trip, as it becomes increasingly clear that something happened all those years ago that haunts him still, something that he feels guilty for This is the second book I have read by acclaimed Brazilian author Daniel Galera and I found it just as disturbing and intriguing Nothing is spelt out for the reader but much is implied and [...]


  22. Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own.This story is disjointed, skipping from seemingly unrelated people a young cyclist, then a teen in a poor neighborhood, then an adult man in a difficult marriage It isn t until halfway through that it s clear that these three people are, in fact, one person And it s only then that something begins to happen when he makes a decision not to follow his plans and head to his old neighborhood This, from the blurb, I gather, is when thin [...]


  23. This novel follows two story lines The first is a young boy who gains attention by riding his bike as recklessly as possible, constantly crashing and injuring himself in the process He s trying to figure out where he belongs in his small, tight knit community, and attaches himself to various other boys in an attempt to fit in The second story follows a man as he mentally prepares to climb a mountain, previously untouched by axes and climbers He s reflecting on parts of his past, trying to determ [...]


  24. The description of The Shape of Bones by Daniel Galera, if you notice, very carefully names no characters That is both the foundation and the confusion of this story The connection between the past and present takes a while to understand After that point, though, the book settles into the story The power of the story is in the last few chapters where intensity and emotion does start to build and the secret moment of the past is finally revealed Read my complete review at memoriesfrombooks 2017Re [...]


  25. QUE ESCRITA Este livro meio imposs vel de odiar a escrita e a narrativa s o excelentes e quando o livro se passa pr ximo a voc parece que est vivendo aquilo s vezes gostaria de estar no grupo do Hermano e andar pela Esplanada no in cio dos anos 90 e cada cena tem um porque para estar l.S tirei uma estrela pois o livro em certo ponto fica lento, principalmente na parte adulta, mas mesmo assim recomendad ssimo.


  26. I enjoyed the memorable characters and vivid atmosphere created by Daniel Galera in his previous offering, Blood Drenched Beard, so naturally I was excited to receive a free copy of his newest book, The Shape of Bones, via Penguin s First to Read program Emotionally, I did not connect as much with this story, although intellectually I was still able to appreciate the author s obvious gift for language.


  27. I thought this was a very well written book that at times was reminiscent of The Outsiders in tone and pace.It is both a coming of age and a life transition story blended together which was very interesting Id recommend it for a lazy day ,commute ,lunch or bedtime fare So pick up this book and take a trip with the Urban Biker.You will find it an original journey.


  28. I just could not get into this book The writing wasn t bad, it just didn t pull me into the story and grab my attention I felt like I needed to read it because I got it from Penguin Random House First to Read Program but I just can t do it I have way too many books to spend time on one that doesn t distract me and pull me into the lives of the characters.


  29. admito que esse mais um problema meu mesmo n o consigo gostar da escrita ou dos livros do daniel galera ainda n o sei porque fico insistindo pra quem gosta de hist rias coming of age, esse livro uma boa pedida.


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