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Bantam Books, 1988 - Fiction - 422 pages
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Set in the Brazilian city of Tocaia Grande at the turn of the century, this novel captures the violence, ambition, greed, honor, and earthiness of a time and place in Brazil's history comparable to the legendary American West

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User Review  - Sofia Castro - Goodreads

One of my favorite books of all times. The strengh and imagination of the characters and book are even better or mano-a-mano with a Gabriel Garcia Marquez or the best author you have ever read. If you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Travis Gottschutzke - Goodreads

there are some books teenage boys shouldn't read...like this one...but glad I did ;) Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
14
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Jorge Amado, August 10, 1912 - August 6, 2001 Elected to the Brazilian Academy of Letters, Jorge Amado possesses a talent for storytelling as well as a deep concern for social and economic justice. He was born in Bahia, Brazil, in 1912. Some critics claim that his early works suffer from his politics. Others commonly express reservations concerning Amado's sentimentality and erotico-mythic stereotyping. In the works represented in English translation, his literary merits prevail. The Violent Land (1942) chronicles the development of Brazilian territory and struggles for its resources, memorializing the deeds of those who built the country. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (1958), which achieved critical and popular success in both Brazil and the United States, tells a sensual love story of a Syrian bar owner and his beautiful cook. Home Is the Sailor (1962) introduces Captain Vasco Moscoso de Aragao, a comic figure in the tradition of Don Quixote. In Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1966), Amado introduced the folk culture of shamans and Yorube gods. The protagonists of Shepherds of the Night (1964) are Bahia's poor.

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