The Violent Land

by Jorge Amado

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publication Date: July 24, 2013

ISBN: 9780143106371

Binding: Paperback

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From the foremost Brazilian novelist of the twentieth century- an exotic tale of greed, madness, and seduction set in Brazil's lush, cocoa-growing forests. Two powerful families scheme to control Brazil's cocoa bounty in this epic novel that does for Brazil's cocoa rush what Upton Sinclair's Oil! does for the early days of California oil prospecting. With its cast of assassins, gamblers, opportunists, and beautiful women, The Violent Land is an unbridled adventure novel set among the power dealers of Brazil's most profitable and coveted natural resources. 'Passionate and supremely moving . . . A big, brawling novel . . . Everything in it is on a heroic scale.' The New York Times 'No other of my books is as dear to me; in it lie my roots; it is of the blood from which I was created.' Jorge Amado, from the Foreword