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  • The Discovery of America by the Turksby Jorge Amado; Gregory Rabassa

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 11.99

    For the first time in English: legendary Brazilian author Jorge Amado's spirited novella about Arab immigrants to South America?published for the centennial of Amado's birth Two Arab immigrants?"Turks" as Brazilians call them?arrive in the rough Brazilian frontier on the same ship in 1903, hoping to find a future. They rub shoulders with gunslingers... more...

  • The Double Death of Quincas Water-Brayby Jorge Amado; Gregory Rabassa

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 11.99

    The great Brazilian novelist's comic masterpiece?published in a new translation for the centennial of Jorge Amado's birth Here is the story of Joaquim Soares da Cunha, a Falstaff-like character who abandons his life of upstanding citizenship to assume the identity of Quincas Water-Bray, king of the Bahia lowlife and a "champion drunk." After... more...

  • The Violent Landby Jorge Amado; Jorge Amado; Samuel Putnam; Alfred Mac Adam

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    From the great Brazilian author, an exotic tale of greed, madness, and a dispute between two powerful families over land on the cocoa-rich coast of Bahia   The siren song of the lush, cocoa-growing forests of Bahia lures them all?the adventurers, the assassins, the gamblers, the brave and beautiful women. It is not a gentle song, but a song of... more...

  • Captains of the Sandsby Jorge Amado; Gregory Rabassa; Colm Toibin

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    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... more...

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