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Author Amado, Jorge, 1912-2001

Title Captains of the sands / Jorge Amado ; translated by Gregory Rabassa ; introduction by Colm Toibin.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC AMADO,J    Available
Description xii, 265 pages ; 20 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics
Note Previously published: New York, N.Y. : Avon, c1988.
Summary 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.
Language Translated from Portuguese.
Subject Runaway children -- Brazil -- Bahia (State) -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Brazil -- Bahia (State) -- Fiction.
Brazil -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- Fiction.
Added Author Rabassa, Gregory translator.
Added Title Capitães da areia. English
ISBN 9780143106357

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