City of God /

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Author / Creator:Lins, Paulo, 1958-
Uniform title:Cidade de Deus. English
Edition:1st American ed.
Imprint:New York : Black Cat : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006.
Description:vii, 431p. ; 21cm.
Language:English
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Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6124875
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Other authors / contributors:Entrekin, Alison.
ISBN:0802170102
9780802170101
Notes:Originally published in the English language: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2006.
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Summary: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 love--but 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.
Item Description:Originally published in the English language: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2006.
Physical Description:vii, 431p. ; 21cm.
ISBN:0802170102
9780802170101