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Book 8 of Lawrences youthful adventures, 1965-67. After four weeks on a Japanese freighter Lawrence reaches Rio and moves in with Jonathon who is studying Portuguese. His first months are spent drawing the baroque churches around the harbour by dayMoreBook 8 of Lawrences youthful adventures, 1965-67. After four weeks on a Japanese freighter Lawrence reaches Rio and moves in with Jonathon who is studying Portuguese. His first months are spent drawing the baroque churches around the harbour by day and learning to dance the samba by night in the local gafieiras. The friends are taken by two housemaids to a black magic ceremony in the nearby hills, where one of the girls falls into a violent spell...AN OVERVIEW… Lawrence Bohmes whimsically told but scrupulously truthful story of his first 41 years - not a word of it is invented except some of the names, he swears - is entitled My Very Long Youth because due to forces beyond my control I only started growing up, or calming down, after that age. His erratic wanderings throughout the Western World in the four decades following the war in which Lawrence was born have been enough without wasting a single word to fill 15 books whose titles reflect the scope of his wanderlust. They are as follows: Book 1 - A London War Child Crosses the Ocean- Book 2 - Fierce Land of Aztecs, Sweet Isle of Jamaica: Book 3 - Coming of Age in Greenwich Village- Book 4 - Student from America in Francos Spain- Book 5 - Torn Between the Sorbonne and Paris- Book 6 - On the Loose from New Orleans to Sicily- Book 7 - School Teacher in Queens, Logger in California- Book 8 - A Poets Pilgrimage to Rio de Janeiro- Book 9 - Shack in the Favela, Beach in Bahia- Book 10 - Two Foolish Years, and a Fresh Start- Book 11 - White and Alone in Baby Docs Haiti- Book 12 - Hellish Country, Heavenly Island- Book 13 - North to Brac, East to Sint Maarten and Saint Barth- Book 14 - The Card Man in Manhattan- and, last of all, Book 15 - Provence, Paris and Freedom.