Spilt Milk

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Chico Buarque

Narrated By: Buck Schirner

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: December 2012

Duration: 5 hours 5 minutes

Summary:

As Eulálio Assumpção lies dying in a Brazilian public hospital, his daughter and the attending nurses are treated - whether they like it or not - to his last, rambling monologue. Ribald, hectoring, and occasionally delusional, Eulálio reflects on his past, present, and future - on his privileged, plantation-owning family; his father's philandering with beautiful French whores; his own half-hearted career as a weapons dealer; the eventual decline of the family fortune; and his passionate courtship of the wife who would later abandon him. As Eulálio wanders the sinuous twists and turns of his own fragmented memories, Buarque conjures up a brilliantly evocative portrait of a man's life and love, set in the broad sweep of vivid Brazilian history.

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