Coffee and Sugar [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is the story of Joao, an uninspiring country boy who moves to a slum in the city with his drunken, violent, preacher father; The Bishop and falls for amiable prostitute named Charity.

Like life, the perfect drink should be bitter sweet and coffee is the resonance of existence in that; like the perfect coffee, life has many grains of bitter days; the type of days that might rot your stomach if they are all that you have. But every now and then, one has a few sweet moments ...

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Coffee and Sugar

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Overview

This is the story of Joao, an uninspiring country boy who moves to a slum in the city with his drunken, violent, preacher father; The Bishop and falls for amiable prostitute named Charity.

Like life, the perfect drink should be bitter sweet and coffee is the resonance of existence in that; like the perfect coffee, life has many grains of bitter days; the type of days that might rot your stomach if they are all that you have. But every now and then, one has a few sweet moments that make the tough days easier to digest, meaning one can take the learned lesson from life; the good and the bad and then strengthen their resolve and return in the morn with an eager thirst for more.

All João ever wanted was to be of some use. All he ever wanted was to belong. And far away from the molesting lick of the sun, where his brothers and sisters toil upon the arid earth, in a dank café in the very worst part of town, and working as a barrista, João will himself, inside the sediment of a city, at the bottom of a ceramic cup.

And a minister, a chef, and a whore, they will all taste him on their lips, long after he is gone.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044398054
  • Publisher: C. Sean McGee
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 381,743
  • File size: 333 KB

Meet the Author

husband, father, son, brother, philosopher, story teller, recluse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Just couldn't get into it, never finished reading it

    I had a lot of trouble getting into this book. I have started and stopped a dozen times. I still haven't been able to finish it so I can't say more...

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Laying it on too thick

    Undeveloped writing. unrelenting amounts unnecessary comparisons. Just too much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    I felt humored and good natured at the beginning, slightly unner

    I felt humored and good natured at the beginning, slightly unnerved in the middle and terribly sad at the end. Brilliant book and brilliant writing. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Deranged and beautiful I had to stop a couple of times along the

    Deranged and beautiful
    I had to stop a couple of times along the way. HIs descriptions are potent and the lives of the characters are heavy and desperate.
    I liked the ending. I didn't much like the way it made me feel, but I liked it regardless.
    Great book !  -  Phillip

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Odd read to the core

    Aside from grammatical errors from translation, the book was part fantasy and different from my original expectation-slow at times

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 13, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Sick poetry. Loved it

    Sick poetry. Loved it

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