MANscapes

  • Title: MANscapes
  • Author: Manuela Cardiga
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
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    • MANscapes By Manuela Cardiga
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      Posted by:Manuela Cardiga
      Published :2019-08-23T12:58:10+00:00

    About Manuela Cardiga


    1. Manuela Cardiga was born in Mozambique and raised in South Africa where she studied fashion design She moved to Europe where she worked as a fashion designer, then moved to the crazy world of advertising as a graphic designer and copywriter Manuela is a designer by profession, a cook by vocation, and a writer by compulsion She currently resides in Lisbon, Portugal where she writes contemporary and historical fiction, designs book covers, illustrates children s books, and mothers a gorgeous daughter while juggling a day job She also dabbles enthusiastically in exotic, experimental cuisine, much to the discomfort of family and friends.Facebook profile facebook mariamanuela


    563 Comments


    1. “The characters in MANscapes are larger-than-life and totally compelling; they are so enduring and vividly made that they have merged with my life. This is the hallmark of an excellent book. I've not read a more inventive story in a long while. This juxtaposition of darkness and light will be with you in many lovely ways for a long time. If there is a prize for the most beautiful Book cover this book will win it."Novelist D. Adendorff

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    2. Compelling and heartwrenching!Manuela Cardiga’s Manscapes is beautifully written - so descriptive. Her evocative writing brings the scenery and the character's emotions to life. But it's a sad and painful tale- it made me cry - a lot - which is testament to the author’s wonderful storytelling ability. Manscapes is a captivating story about the reality of so many women, and thought it is a painful journey, it does end in hope.

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    3. Interesting story somewhat disturbing but at the same time hopeful. I would not recommend this to anyone who likes to avoid the subject of rape in their books. The husband/father was a peculiar and disturbing individual who had a fetish for (view spoiler)[watching and violating women in their sleep. (hide spoiler)] This made me extremely uncomfortable so, just FYI in case anyone else out there might be sensitive to this type of content. After 23 yrs of enduring nightly assaults from her husband [...]

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    4. I received the book from the author for an honest review. What an incredible story. Written with so much thoughtfulness and poetic flair that you could not help but to connect on a deeper level with the main character. Clara Nova's story is heartfelt and touching, her struggles to be her own woman was just so believable. Raped at the age of eighteen, Clara had no other option but to marry the man when she became pregnant. Not only did he raped her body, but raped her mind, and her emotions so th [...]

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    5. Manscapes is a dynamic story of one woman, Clara’s, struggles with love and romance. As a young woman she is raped and becomes pregnant by the rapist. She is then forced by her family to marry him. She grows to love and adore the child, a daughter, but her loathing for him becomes unbearable and she leaves. She is an artist, a painter, is forced to leave her schooling upon marrying her rapist. Once freed, she dives back into her painting and begins painting men, she nicknames her art appropria [...]

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    6. This was a beautifully written story, but I just couldn't get into it at all. I didn't connect with Clara in they way I wanted to and it wasn't anything to do with the author.She finally leaves her husband after almost 24 years of rape which took a lot of courage for her to do, and she and up in Tahiti where she is free. Clara starts to paint again and in the end out, of the darkness that encompasses her for so much of her life there is light and hope.

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    7. This is a really touching and heartbreaking story. After twenty four years of rape and abuse Clara gets the courage to leave her abusive husband. She moves to Tahiti where she starts painting again. Although on the dark side this is a beautifully written emotional story of Clara's journey to move on from such pain and maybe find happiness again.

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