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Captains of the Sands
By Jorge Amado, Colm Toibin (introduced by) and Gregory Rabassa (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date June 25, 2013
Pages 265
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143106357
ISBN-10 014310635X
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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With Colm Toibin (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (June 25, 2013)
9780143106357 | details & prices | 265 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $17.00
About: A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of BahiaThey 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.
from Avon Books (March 1, 1988)
9780380897186 | details & prices | List price $7.95
About: Living by their wits in the steamy slums of Bahia, a gang of orphans and runaways, led by fifteen-year-old 'Bullet,' spend their time stealing from Brazil's rich and privilaged until public outcry demands their capture

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