Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sergio Rodrigues

Narrated By: Timothy Andrés Pabon

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: October 2014

Duration: 7 hours 9 minutes


Xerxes, now in his nineties and a former member of the longextinct Brazilian Communist Party, hires an unemployed journalist to help him write his memoirs. Most important to him is to detail his tragic love affair decades before with a beautiful young comrade named Elza Fernandes, code-named “the Girl.” Accused of betraying the party, sixteen-year-old Elza was sentenced to death by Luís Carlos Prestes, the beloved party leader who attempted to overthrow the government in 1935. But was Elza really guilty, or was she simply an innocent caught up in the machinations of a desperate and ruthless leader? Elza: The Girl is a striking portrait of Brazil that blends a thrilling true-crime narrative with the story of a woman forgotten by history –but remembered by a dying man in a final act of love.



by Sergio Rodrigues

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Elza, Sergio Rodrigues