The article analyzes one of Charles Reis Felix’s novels, namely Da Gama, Cary Grant, and the Election of 1934, published in 2005. Most of Felix’s work depicts his Portuguese-American legacy and this short novel is no exception. The point of view in the novel is conveyed through an omniscient narrator who follows the experiences of Seraphin, a Portuguese-American teenager growing up in the fictitious town of Gaw, which comprises a multitude of immigrant communities. The relationship between the individual and community as well as the bond between the individual and his/her family are some of the main themes of the novel and thus will be analyzed within the broader framework of the Portuguese-American experience and the American dream.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Interdisciplinary Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|