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A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia
 
They call themselves “Captains of the Sands,” a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the torrid slums and sleazy back alleys of Bahia. Led by fifteen-year-old “Bullet,” the band—including a crafty liar named “Legless,” the intellectual “Professor,” and the sexually precocious “Cat”—pulls off heists and escapades against the right and privileged of Brazil. But when a public outcry demands the capture of the “little criminals,” the fate of these children becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom in a shackled land.
 
Captains of the Sands captures the rich culture, vivid emotions, and wild landscape of Bahia with penetrating authenticity and brilliantly displays the genius of Brazil’s most acclaimed author.

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Synopsis:

A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia
 
They call themselves “Captains of the Sands,” a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the torrid slums and sleazy back alleys of Bahia. Led by fifteen-year-old “Bullet,” the band—including a crafty liar named “Legless,” the intellectual “Professor,” and the sexually precocious “Cat”—pulls off heists and escapades against the right and privileged of Brazil. But when a public outcry demands the capture of the “little criminals,” the fate of these children becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom in a shackled land.
 
Captains of the Sands captures the rich culture, vivid emotions, and wild landscape of Bahia with penetrating authenticity and brilliantly displays the genius of Brazil’s most acclaimed author.

About the Author

Jorge Amado (1912–2001) was born in the state of Bahia, Brazil, whose society he portrays in such acclaimed novels as Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon and Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands.
 
Gregory Rabassa is a National Book Award–winning translator whose English-language versions of works by Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Julio Cortázar have become classics in their own right. He lives in New York City.

Colm Tóibín is the bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Costa Award–winning Brooklyn and the Pulitzer Prize and Booker Prize finalist The Master.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553374407
Translator:
Rabassa, Gregory
Author:
Rabassa, Gregory
Author:
Toibin, Colm
Author:
Amado, Jorge
Publisher:
Dial Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Saints
Subject:
Festivals
Subject:
European - Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Salvador
Subject:
Salvador (Brazil) Fiction.
Subject:
Mock-heroic literature.
Subject:
Saints - Brazil - Salvador
Subject:
Festivals -- Brazil -- Salvador.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
fiction;magical realism;bahia;latin america
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 161
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.22x5.22x.78 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia
 
They call themselves “Captains of the Sands,” a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the torrid slums and sleazy back alleys of Bahia. Led by fifteen-year-old “Bullet,” the band—including a crafty liar named “Legless,” the intellectual “Professor,” and the sexually precocious “Cat”—pulls off heists and escapades against the right and privileged of Brazil. But when a public outcry demands the capture of the “little criminals,” the fate of these children becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom in a shackled land.
 
Captains of the Sands captures the rich culture, vivid emotions, and wild landscape of Bahia with penetrating authenticity and brilliantly displays the genius of Brazil’s most acclaimed author.

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