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Frank Simoes' Goa / illustrations by Sanat Surti.

By: Simoes, Frank.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Lotus Roli, 2004Description: xviii, 318 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9788174363466 (pbk.); 8174363467 (pbk.).Subject(s): Simoes, Frank | Goa (India : State) -- Description and travel | Goa (India : State) -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 954.78 SIM Online resources: Table of contents Summary: On a storm-swept September afternoon in Goa, Frank Simoes finally found what he had been searching for so many years: that perfect acre by the sea. And there he began to build his dream house, Rockheart. This book began as the story of his labours, but eventually became one on a Goan’s discovery of his idyllic native land. It is peopled by a colourful cast of characters, ranging from Leopold da Gama Rose, who saved himself from a fate worse than death by hiding beneath his mother’s skirts to Remo, the famous rock musician; from Felix Xavier Fernando, the confidant of cobras toBarty and Bostao, surely the world’s only feni-fuelled car-washing experts. This is more than just a travel book. Thanks to Frank Simoes’ perceptive eye and abiding love for all things Goan, it is a delightful, finely-etched portrait of a people and their way of life.
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Originally published: as Glad seasons in Goa. New Delhi : Viking, 1994.

On a storm-swept September afternoon in Goa, Frank Simoes finally found what he had been searching for so many years: that perfect acre by the sea. And there he began to build his dream house, Rockheart. This book began as the story of his labours, but eventually became one on a Goan’s discovery of his idyllic native land. It is peopled by a colourful cast of characters, ranging from Leopold da Gama Rose, who saved himself from a fate worse than death by hiding beneath his mother’s skirts to Remo, the famous rock musician; from Felix Xavier Fernando, the confidant of cobras toBarty and Bostao, surely the world’s only feni-fuelled car-washing experts.
This is more than just a travel book. Thanks to Frank Simoes’ perceptive eye and abiding love for all things Goan, it is a delightful, finely-etched portrait of a people and their way of life.

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