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Captains of the Sands

by Jorge Amado, Gregory Rabassa & Colm Toibin

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...


The Violent Land

by Jorge Amado & Samuel Putnam

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...


The Discovery of America by the Turks

by Jorge Amado & Gregory Rabassa

Published here for the first time in English in a brilliant translation by the peerless Gregory Rabassa, The Discovery of America by the Turks is a whimsical Brazilian take on The Taming of the Shrew that will...


The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray

by Jorge Amado & Gregory Rabassa

Widely considered the greatest work by the foremost Brazilian author of the twentieth century, The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray comes to Penguin Classics in a new translation by the dean of Portuguese-language...