Tivolem

Tivolem Goa on the western coast of India is an isolated area settled by Portuguese fishermen It is the blending of old world Christian culture with traditional Indian society that makes life in Tivolem a

  • Title: Tivolem
  • Author: Victor Rangel-Ribeiro
  • ISBN: 9781571310194
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Goa, on the western coast of India, is an isolated area settled by Portuguese fishermen It is the blending of old world Christian culture with traditional Indian society that makes life in Tivolem, a village in Goa, so unique Against this backdrop, Rangel Ribeiro focuses on young Marie Santana, who finds sanctuary in the quiet daily life of Tivolem after her family movedGoa, on the western coast of India, is an isolated area settled by Portuguese fishermen It is the blending of old world Christian culture with traditional Indian society that makes life in Tivolem, a village in Goa, so unique Against this backdrop, Rangel Ribeiro focuses on young Marie Santana, who finds sanctuary in the quiet daily life of Tivolem after her family moved abroad many years earlier Returning home from the heartbreak and betrayal inflicted by her former fiance, Marie Santana finds Tivolem filled with eccentric personalities and a multitude of unexpected adventures While caring for her elderly grandmother, Marie Santana becomes attracted to her next door neighbor, Simon Fernandes But a past deceit involving Simon s far flung brother and the censure of village gossips threaten the lovers and remind them that they like the village are inexorably tied to their pasts.

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  • Victor Rangel-Ribeiro

    Victor Rangel Ribeiro, the award winning author whose debut novel, Tivolem, was named one of the twenty notable first novels to be published in America in 1998, was born in Goa, India, in 1925, then a Portuguese colony.First published in Bombay, his short stories have since been featured in three top American literary magazines the North American, Iowa, and Literary Reviews Other pieces appeared in The Indian American HarperCollins, India, published his short fiction, Loving Ayesha and Other Stories, in 2003, with illustrations by the celebrated Mario Miranda it promptly made the bestseller lists in that country He loves to share his knowledge of writing techniques with aspiring authors and his workshops in Goa and Bombay are invariably oversubscribed In June 2002, he was invited by the University of Mauritius and a Mauritian presidential commission to conduct a weeklong writing workshop in that distant island republic He has conducted workshops two workshops at the South Western Writers Association Conference in Tucson, Arizona In 2003, Sewanee University in Tennessee assigned Tivolem as required reading for a course in international literature, along with works by Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, and Chinua Achhebe Tivolem has been studied at Yale University, and is currently part of the MA curriculum at Goa University Until 2011 he was on the International Online Creative Writing Faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University s MFA program in Madison, New Jersey Now 89 years old and writing daily, Rangel Ribeiro s spare time interests include reading voraciously, listening to and making music he conducts the Goa State String Orchestra in concert each time he now visits Goa , history, travel, photography, and playing impish games with his five grandchildren He speaks Konkani fluently, and reads both the Romi and the Devanagari script He also speaks Hindustani and various European languages, and can be easily misunderstood in all of them.

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  • Once Upon a Time in GoaThe ship engines throbbed through the night as we chugged down India's west coast to the tune of several guitars with swallows of cashew feni and beer to help the trip pass by. I chatted all night in the moonlight with a whole group of young Goans heading home for the holidays. I was a 22 year-old Peace Corps Volunteer travelling to Goa for the first time. Next morning, slightly worse for the wear, I saw the unbroken line of palms along the shore, I marveled at the old for [...]


  • Marie-Santana returns to her native village in Portuguese Goa after the death of her parents and the loss of the family business in Mozambique. The year is 1933. The strict rules of village life after one of freedom make it hard for Marie-Santana to adapt to this world she left as a child. When jealousy comes to the fore and Marie-Santana is rumored to have the evil eye, she finds ways to challenge the rumors that are both surprising and effective. The men who have deputed themselves the elders [...]


  • vignettes of the inhabitants of Goa, an isolated area on the western coast of India. Oh what characters some of them be!!! Not a gripping story but one that held my interest to the end. Not the greatest of Milkweed National Fiction Prize winners; Berea Library hardback, 1998, 344 pgs 1998 Milkweed…Fiction winner; read Mar. ’13, #13.


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