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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 bandincluding a crafty liar named Legless, the intellectual Professor, and the sexually precocious Catpulls off heists and escapades against the right and privileged of Brazil. But when a public outcry demands the capture of the little criminals, the fate of these children becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom in a shackled land.
Captains of the Sands captures the rich culture, vivid emotions, and wild landscape of Bahia with penetrating authenticity and brilliantly displays the genius of Brazils most acclaimed author.
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