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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...

The Discovery of America by the Turks

by Jorge Amado & Gregory Rabassa

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...

The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray

by Jorge Amado & Gregory Rabassa

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...