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THE STING OF PEPPERCORNS [NEW EDITION]

The unexpected revelations in his mother’s diary, prompts Roberto to return from New York, to his ancestral home in Goa. There, with the help of ayah Carmina, he unravels the mystery surrounding the tragedy that befell his siblings nearly 21 years ago, that profoundly affected his psyche, ruining his marriage to Maria.

The month is May, the year 1961, in the village of Loutolim, in Portuguese Goa. The mother, Dona Isabella, anxiously awaits the return of her eldest and favorite son Paulo, who was studying law in Coimbra, Portugal. On the very day of his return, he escapes execution by masked guerillas seeking overthrow of the colonial regime.

India’s military takeover of Goa unravels the socio-economic foundation of Roberto’s traditional Goan family. His sister Amanda falls in love with a man of lower caste; while Dona Isabella laments the loss of her culture. Haunted by nightmares, Paulo takes to drinking, drugs and sex orgies with the American hippies on the Baga beach.

The revelations by ayah Carmina prompts Roberto and Maria to make up for the lost time.

This brilliantly crafted story unfolds like a canvas imbued with a profound sensibility, and a sense of foreboding. In the Sting of Peppercorns, Gomes takes on history, love, death, the conflicts of assimilation, and the cultural mores of the people of his native Goa.
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MIRRORED REFLECTIONS

Dr. J. Anthony Gomes takes the reader on a voyage in verse that traverses the globe - from Goa (India) to Staten Island (NY), the Algarve in Portugal, Rio in Brazil, the Asturias in Spain, Caracas in Venezuela, and Yagamata in Japan. His verse connects the reader with the Orinoco (one of the longest rivers of South America), the Inca site of Machu Picchu, Bahia in Brazil, street scenes in NYC, and the varied experiences of an expert dealing with the heart. Back home, his youthful memories take us to dusk in Loutolim village, Goa; the legend of an attempted robbery at Aldona village; the streets of Bombay; and the nostalgia that many a Goan migrant feels for home. Detailed notes at the end of the collection give a hint for the reader to comprehend the universal dimension of a specialist.

Grace Schulman, poet and distinguished professor of English, says the second poetry volume of the cardiologist-who-writes "captures the landscape and rhythms of his native Goa, his travels, and his patients."

"In these sixty poems, physician-poet Antonio Gomes gathers up five decades of life experiences spaced around the world. He is at his most eloquent when he speaks of love," comments the prominent Goan expat author Victor Rangel-Ribeiro.

"Gomes invites the reader to an imaginative journey in finely crafted verse that traverses numerous stages of life, contrasting moods, diverse continents, and singular moments in personal history," adds the Goa-based playwright Dr. Isabel Santa Rita Vas.
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THE STING OF PEPPERCORNS

The year is 1961, the month of May: In Portuguese Goa, in the village of loutolim, on the west coast of India. Dona Isabella prepares for the unexpected return of her eldest and favorite son Paulo, who is studying law in Coimbra, Portugal. On the very day of his return to Goa, Paulo barely escapes execution by a group of masked guerrillas seeking the overthrow of the colonial Portuguese regime.

Paulo's life, and that of his rich and traditional Brahmin family, takes a tragic turn with the military takeover of Goa by India after 451 years of Portuguese rule. The integration of Goa into India disentangles the socioeconomic foundation of the Albuquerque family. Paulo's sister falls in love with a man of lower caste. Dona Isabella laments the loss of her culture and the unraveling of her children's lives. Haunted by nightmares and daydreaming of his return to Portugal. Paulo takes to drinking, drugs and sex orgies on the Baga beach with the hippies.

This brilliantly crafted story unfolds like a canvas, suffused with a profound sensibility and a sense of foreboding. In The Sting of Peppercorns, Gomes takes on history, love, death, the conflicts of assimilation, and the cultural mores of a people--the people of his native Goa.
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VISIONS FROM GRYMES HILL

In these poems the deeper Antonia Gomes reaches into his own loss and sorrow, hope and joy, passion and desire, the more he seems to sing for us all.

His lofty perceptions and his visionary landscape are at all times grounded in a sense of our shared humanity.

We follow him in his poetic journey between disparate worlds and cultures. He let us listen in on his intimate and far-reaching conversations with the great bards—from Dante, Goethe and Camões to Whitman, Tagore and Neruda. He invites us to partake in the pathos and passion of being fully human.

A Cardiologist by profession, Antonio Gomes follows the vocation of a luminous poet of the heart with his finger secure on the pulse of creation.

SIGNAL AVERAGED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY
Concepts, Methods and Applications

This book deals with the basic concepts of high resolution electrocardiography: the electrophysiological basis of late potentials, mechanism of arrhythmias, the different methods of recording and analysis of high resolution, signal processed electrocardiograms and their clinical applications.

This is a new edition and is more up-to-date, provides more clinical utility and addresses more basic concepts of the electrophysiology of re-entrant arrhythmias than any other book published in the same field. The book will appeal to cardiologists (academic and clinical), electrophysiologists, technicians and engineers working in the field of computerized electrocardiography and in industry.