City of God by Paulo Lins

City of God Paperback Sep 14 2006

By Paulo Lins
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The searing novel on which the internationally acclaimed hit film was based, "City of God" is a gritty, gorgeous tour de force from one of Brazil s most notorious slums. Cidade de Deus: a place where the streets are awash with narcotics, where violence can erupt at any moment over drugs, money, and lovebut also a place where the samba beat rocks till dawn, where the women are the most beautiful on earth, and where one young man wants to escape his background and become a photographer. When "City of God" erupted on screens worldwide, it became one of the most critically and commercially successful foreign films of recent years. But few were aware of the story behind the film. Written by Paulo Lins, who grew up in the favela (shantytown) Cidade de Deus in Rio e Janeiro and who spent years researching its gang history, "City of God" began life as a coruscating, harrowing novelistic account of twenty years in the illicit pursuits of the youth gangs born from the favela. Now available in English for the first time, "City of God" is a raw, powerful portrait of the countless millions of poor people all over the world."

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication date
Sep 14 2006
Language
English
Pages
448
ISBN-13
9780802170101
ISBN-10
0802170102
Weight
408g
Dimensions
132.0mm x 217.0mm