City of God: A Novel

City of God: A Novel

Paulo Lins


The searing novel on which the across the world acclaimed hit movie used to be dependent, City of God is a gritty, attractive journey de strength from one in every of Brazil’s such a lot infamous slums. Cidade de Deus: a spot the place the streets are awash with narcotics, the place violence can erupt at any second over medications, funds, and love—but additionally a spot the place the samba beat rocks until eventually sunrise, the place the ladies are the main appealing in the world, and the place one younger guy desires to break out his heritage and turn into a photographer. whilst City of God erupted on displays around the globe, it grew to become probably the most severely and commercially profitable overseas movies of modern years. yet few have been conscious of the tale in the back of the movie. Written through Paulo Lins, who grew up within the favela (shantytown) Cidade de Deus in Rio e Janeiro and who spent years studying its gang background, City of God begun lifestyles as a coruscating, harrowing novelistic account of 20 years within the illicit ambitions of the formative years gangs born from the favela. Now on hand in English for the 1st time, City of God is a uncooked, robust portrait of the numerous hundreds of thousands of terrible humans everywhere in the world.

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