Backlands by Victoria Shorr audiobook

Backlands: A Novel

By Victoria Shorr
Read by Carla Mercer-Meyer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200011957

  • ISBN: 9798200011940

  • ISBN: 9798200011964

Runtime: 8.93 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Set in the sparse frontier settlements of northeastern Brazil, Backlands tells the true story of a group of nomadic outlaws who reigned over the area from about 1922 until 1938. Taking from the rich and feared by the poor, they were led by the famously charismatic bandit Lampiao. A one-eyed goat rancher who first set out to avenge his father's murder in a lawless land, Lampiao proved to be too good a leader, fighter, and strategist to ever return home again. By 1925 he commanded the biggest gang of outlaws in Brazil. Known to this day as a "prince," Lampiao had everything: brains, money, power, charisma, and luck. Everything but love, until he met Maria Bonita. "You teach me to make lace, and I'll teach you to make love"—this was the song the bandits marched to, and it was Maria Bonita who made it come true. She was stuck in a loveless marriage when she met Lampiao, but she rode off with him, becoming "Queen of the Bandits." Together the couple—still celebrated folk heroes—would become the country's most wanted figures, protecting their extraordinary freedom through cunning.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Shorr has really found the voice to tell the story. Alex Shoumatoff, author of The Rivers Amazon

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Victoria Shorr

Author Bio: Victoria Shorr

Victoria Shorr is a writer and political activist who lived in Brazil for ten years. Currently she lives in Los Angeles, where she cofounded the Archer School for Girls, and is now working to found a college-prep school for girls on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 8.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English