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It Is Wood, It Is Stone

A Novel

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ISBN: 9781984855831
format: Hardcover
pages: 224
publisher: Random House
pub. date: 2020-07-28

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"A lush depiction of privilege and power, sex and stability . . . following three women in São Paulo . . . It Is Wood, It Is Stone is an elegant arrival of a new talent."--Elle (One of the Most Anticipated New Books of Summer)

With sharp, gorgeous prose, It Is Wood, It Is Stone takes place over the course of a year in Sa?o Paulo, Brazil, in which two women's lives intersect.

Linda, an anxious and restless American, has moved to Sa?o Paulo, with her husband, Dennis, who has accepted a yearlong professorship. As Dennis submerges himself in his work, Linda finds herself unmoored and adrift, feeling increasingly disassociated from her own body. Linda's unwavering and skilled maid, Marta, has more claim to Linda's home than Linda can fathom. Marta, who is struggling to make sense of complicated history and its racial tensions, is exasperated by Linda's instability. One day, Linda leaves home with a charismatic and beguiling artist, whom she joins on a fervent adventure that causes reverberations felt by everyone, and ultimately binds Marta and Linda in a profoundly human, and tender, way.

An exquisite debut novel by young Brazilian American author Gabriella Burnham, It Is Wood, It Is Stone is about women whose romantic and subversive entanglements reflect on class and colorism, sexuality, and complex, divisive histories.

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