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The Fisher kin of Alluvia, long island, is coming undone. Evelyn spends her days tending to her husband, Henry—an acclaimed and reclusive novelist slowly wasting his conflict with Alzheimer’s. Their son, Benji, onetime megastar of an ’80s sitcom referred to as Prodigy, sinks deeper into drunken obscurity, railing opposed to the bit roles he’s compelled to absorb uncelebrated neighborhood theater. His sister, Claudia, attempts her most sensible to shore up her kinfolk while she bargains with the results of a notable, decades-old mystery that’s come to mild. while the Fishers mistake certainly one of Benji’s drug-induced injuries for a suicidal cry for support, Benji commits to enjoying a job he hopes will opposite his fortune and stall his family’s decline. Into this mixture comes Max Davis, a twentysomething cello virtuoso and real-life prodigy, whose visual appeal spurs the full family members to envision no matter if the secrets and techniques they suggestion have been preserving all of them jointly may very well be what’s tearing them apart.

David Hopson’s all of the Lasting issues is a gorgeous, relocating relations portrait that explores the legacy all of us stand to leave—in our lives, in our work—and asks what these legacies suggest in a global the place the entire lasting issues don't final.

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80 << ' Após a morte de Emir, Dorner partiu para uma viagem de anos. Eu o conheci no natal de 1935, e desde então fiquei maravilhado com os álbuns de fotografias e desenhos que éle não cansava de mostrar às crianças e ao meu pai. Era um colossal arquivo de imagens, com rotas de viagens e mapas minuciosos traçados com paciência e esmero. Sempre que recebia elogios e estímulos, observava com humildade: "Há erros clamorosos nesta ilustração de aventuras, mas creio que todo viajante que procura o desconhecido convive com a hipótese feliz de cometer enganos".

Aqui reina uma forma estranha de escravidão — opinava Dorner. — A humilhação e a ameaça são o açoite; a comida e a integração ilusória à família do senhor são as correntes e golilhas. Havia alguma verdade nesta sentença. Eu notava um esforço da parte de Emilie para manter acesa á chama de uma relação cordial com Anastácia Socorro. Às vezes bordavam e costuravam juntas, na sala; e ambas conversavam sobre um passado e lugar distantes, e essas conversas atraiam minha atenção. Permanecia horas ao lado das duas mulheres, magnetizado pelo desenho dourado gravado no corpo vítreo do narguilé, nas contas de cor carmesim que formavam volutas ou caracóis semi-imersos no líquido nacarado, e no bico de madeira que terminava num orifício delicado, como se fossem lábios preparados para um beijo.

Da sua vida pouco sabíamos, e Anastácia Socorro emudecia toda vez que lhe pediam informações a respeito do tio. Dorner, não sei como, descobriu que Lobato falava sem embaraço o nhengatu, e que em tempos passados tinha sido um orador famoso, desses que ao abrir a boca faz o mundo à sua volta prestar atenção. Logo que chegou em Manaus era conhecido por Tacumã, seu verdadeiro nome, e era famoso por ser um grande vidente. Na cidade ele era procurado sempre que uma criança se desgarrava dos pais e se perdia nos meandros, becos e nas ruelas dos bairros mais pobres invadidos pelas águas dos igarapés.

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