"A um impulso violento caí de costas; a água abafou-me os gritos, cobriu-me a vista. Num desespero de asfixia, pensei morrer. (...) Um grande tomou-me ao ombro e me depôs a borda, estendido, vomitando água. Esfreguei por fim os olhos e verifiquei que o Sanches me tinha salvo.
- Ia afogar-se!- disse ele, amparando-me a cabeça enquanto me desempastava os cabelos de cima dos olhos."
"O Ateneu" - Raul Pompéia
"By a violent impetus I fell back, the water drowned out the screams to me, covered me in sight. In despair of choking, I thought dying. (...) A great took me to the shoulder and I overthrew the edge, lying , spewing water. I rubbed my eyes and finally I've found that Sanches had saved me.
- You were going to drown! - He said, shielding my head while taking my hair over the eyes. "
"O Ateneu - Raul Pompéia
This is a scene of the book that I really like, and I think the yaoi fans will like it too! ^^
It's a story of a boy called Sergio, but it's the adult Sergio telling his story: when he turns 11 years old, he goes to a male boarding school called "O Ateneu" and there he feels his first homossexual experiences with 3 different boys while he's studying there (he stays there about 2 years). He points the worst things he watches and feels over there and every single person he met inside that place.
Here is the plot of the book:
Portuguese/Português (mais completo/more complete): [link]