Shepherds of the Night
Knopf, 1966 - Bahia (Brazil : State) - 364 pages
Set in the author's beloved Bahia, a swarming tale of raffish folk--prostitutes, cardsharpers, and pimps, drunks and homeless Don Juans and Messalinas in the teeming life of a tropical port.
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