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The Resource The sun on my head : stories, Geovani Martins ; translated from the Portuguese by Julia Sanches

The sun on my head : stories, Geovani Martins ; translated from the Portuguese by Julia Sanches

Label
The sun on my head : stories
Title
The sun on my head
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Geovani Martins ; translated from the Portuguese by Julia Sanches
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
  • "A bestselling literary sensation in Brazil, a powerful debut short-story collection about favela life in Rio de Janeiro"--
  • "Heralding a new Brazilian literature, one grounded in the rhythms of the favela, Geovani Martin's debut, 'The sun on my head,' brings to life the experiences of boys and young men growing up in Rio de Janeiro in the early years of the twenty-first century. Life in the slums is shadowed by drugs, the constant threat of the police, and the pressures of poverty, violence, and racism, and yet the boys never stop joking, fiending, crushing, and dreaming. In one story, a man has to cross a neighborhood controlled by a rival militia in order to dispose of a corpse. In another, a trio of boys become fascinated by an elderly woman who practices macumba. And in 'TGIF,' a stoner endures humiliating odd jobs, his mother's haranguing, and the regular harrassment of crooked cops. 'The sun on my head' is a work of great tenderness, playfulness, humanity, a collection of stories by a rising star rooted in the community he portrays." -- dust jacket flap
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Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1991-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martins, Geovani
Dewey number
869.3/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9698.423.A7556
LC item number
A2 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sanches, Julia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police corruption
  • Boys
  • Slums
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Label
The sun on my head : stories, Geovani Martins ; translated from the Portuguese by Julia Sanches
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2018 by Companhia Das Letras, Brazil, as O Sol Na Cabeça."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • tag
  • The
  • trip
  • The
  • mystery of the vila
  • Padre miguel station
  • The
  • blind man
  • TGIF
  • Lil spin 3
  • The
  • crossing
  • Spiral
  • Russian roulette
  • The
  • case of the butterfly
  • The
  • tale of parakeet and ape
  • Bathroom blonde
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9780374223779
Lccn
2018052637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1053577155
  • (OCoLC)1053577155
  • 1006659
Label
The sun on my head : stories, Geovani Martins ; translated from the Portuguese by Julia Sanches
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2018 by Companhia Das Letras, Brazil, as O Sol Na Cabeça."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • tag
  • The
  • trip
  • The
  • mystery of the vila
  • Padre miguel station
  • The
  • blind man
  • TGIF
  • Lil spin 3
  • The
  • crossing
  • Spiral
  • Russian roulette
  • The
  • case of the butterfly
  • The
  • tale of parakeet and ape
  • Bathroom blonde
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9780374223779
Lccn
2018052637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1053577155
  • (OCoLC)1053577155
  • 1006659

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