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By Milton Hatoum

As sementes das histórias de Hatoum não poderiam ser mais diversas: a primeira visita a um bordel em "Varandas da Eva"; uma passagem de Euclides da Cunha em "Uma carta de Bancroft"; a vida de exilados em "Bárbara no inverno" ou "Encontros na península"; o amor platônico por uma inglesinha em "Uma estrangeira da nossa rua". Com mão discreta e madura, Hatoum trabalha esses fragmentos da memória até que adquiram outro caráter: frutos do acaso e da biografia pessoal, eles afinal se mostram como imagens exemplares do curso de nossos desejos e fracassos. Desejos e fracassos, aliás, respondem pela rede subterrânea que amarra os contos de A cidade ilhada. Se o desejo, a literatura ou a viagem levam os personagens a expandir o raio de sua ação e a transpor as barreiras da infância e da ethical, da classe e da província, estes mesmos elementos não se dão por vencidos e, mais cedo ou mais tarde, recaem sobre os heróis como uma fatalidade que os traz de volta a um centro imóvel: "para onde vou, Manaus me persegue".

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Ainda rastejando, a mulher imer89 giu num espaço sombrio, onde nada — salvo seu corpo umedecido e seus cabelos molhados — lembrava a chuvarada lá fora. Sem se aperceber, ela penetrara na sala de espetáculos; uma passarela em declive conduziu-a para perto do palco. Deitada no veludo vermelho, entre duas filas de cadeiras, ela esperou o instante propício para dar à luz. Uma trovoada violou o silêncio da sala e fez vibrar o lustre de cristal pendurado na cúpula. O abalo alcançou um pequeno aposento no último andar.

Crianças imundas e miseráveis cheiram cola; uma delas, com um pedaço de carvão, garatuja o muro que cerca o jardim; outras, deitadas no pátio, acariciam um cão magro, de pelagem escura. Um cheiro de podridão e excremento emana da sala, o espaço da biblioteca. Na parede externa, li uma frase curiosa escrita a cal: "A natureza ri da cultura". Antes de me afastar do sobrado, a criança que rabiscava o muro se volta para mim. Calada, imóvel, com o pedaço de carvão na mão direita, a criança me olha com estranheza.

Que história era aquela? Faz algum tempo, li no Indian Times que você era marinheiro de água doce, disse ela. Isso não aparece na sua biografia. Dois tempos Você está me confundindo com alguém. Outra pessoa... Não: o seu nome, o título do seu livro, a sua cidade. Então Roshni mencionou uma crônica de um jornalista indiano: o passeio pelo rio Amazonas na corveta Ajuricaba, sob o meu comando; a homenagem aos membros da comitiva da marinha indiana na sede do Comando Naval da Amazônia Ocidental. E a visita do jornalista indiano e de um assessor do governo do Amazonas ao meu apartamento.

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