First US printing. First novel by this Brazilian artist and poet, a story of 'murder, rebellion and revenge' set in Bahia, the capital of 17th century colonial Brazil. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontierro. The translator's note quotes a contemporary history as saying that Bahia was 'a hell for blacks, a purgatory for whites and a paradise for mulattos.' Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder mark, short closed tear to upper corner of dj.) .ISBN # 0-670-834556
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