Captains of the Sands
Penguin, 25 de jun. de 2013 - 288 páginas
A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia
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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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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - Haidji - LibraryThing
Captains of the sands It tells the story of street kids in Salvador - Bahia in the 30s. They are seven to fifteen years old and live by begging, gambling and stealing, abandoned in the streets of ... Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - Miguelnunonave - LibraryThing
Tremendously beautiful account of the lifes of street children in Salvador, told with sublime sensitivity and lyricism. One of the few books that does actually move you (unless your heart is made of ... Ler resenha completa
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