Penguin.com (usa)

Captains of the Sands

Jorge Amado - Author

Gregory Rabassa - Translator

Colm Tóibín - Introduction by

Paperback | $16.00 | add to cart | view cart
ISBN 9780143106357 | 288 pages | 25 Jun 2013 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
Additional Formats:
Summary of Captains of the Sands Summary of Captains of the Sands Reviews for Captains of the Sands An Excerpt from Captains of the Sands
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.




To keep up-to-date, input your email address, and we will contact you on publication

Please alert me via email when:


The author releases another book