Backlands

Backlands In This Bonnie And Clyde Story Of Love And Betrayal, A Band Of Outlaws Fight For Control Of The Brutal Brazilian Outback.Set In The Sparse Frontier Settlements Of Northeastern Brazil A Dry, Forbidding, And Wild Region The Size Of Texas, Known Locally As The Sertao 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, Admired And Feared By The Poor, They Were Led By The Famously Charismatic Bandit Lampiao The Gang Maintained Their Influence By Fighting Off All The Police And Soldiers The Region Could Muster.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.nbsp 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, Across The Vast Open Reaches Of Their Starkly Beautiful Backlands, 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.Victoria Shorr S Stunning Literary Debut Tells Maria S Story, Her Narrative Of The Intense Freedoms, Terrors, And Sorrows Of This Chosen Life, The End Of Which Is Clear To Her All Along With The Federal Government In Rio Mobilizing Against The Bandits, Backlands Describes The Epic Final Days Of Lampiao S Fatal Month, July On The River Of Disorder, As The Gang Struggles To Summon Their Good Star To Save Them One Time. Sorry, but I did not like this book Here is why.The story line is confusing because you incessantly switch back and forth in time On top of this I had difficulty with the Portuguese names You also switch between historical data and personal perspectives Way too much repetition How many times are we told that Lampiao Virgulino Ferreira da Silva, 1897 1938 became a bandit because he sought revenge for the unjust killing of his father This is not the only example The book is filled with vi Sorry, but I did not like this book Here is why.The story line is confusing because you incessantly switch back and forth in time On top of this I had difficulty with the Portuguese names You also switch between historical data and personal perspectives Way too much repetition How many times are we told that Lampiao Virgulino Ferreira da Silva, 1897 1938 became a bandit because he sought revenge for the unjust killing of his father This is not the only example The book is filled with violence, horrendous crimes, savage cruelty and corruption Not just by the bandits but also the corrupt police forces In fact the people felt closer to Lampiao than
Backlands tells the story of Lampaio, a Brazilian bandit and his girlfriend Maria Bonita as their Robin Hood like reign over the arid frontier region nears its end Poverty, drought, and corruption drove many young men and women to join t
Romantic folk telling A folk hero couple in Brazil s outback Northeast Brazil, 1922 1938 If Victoria Shorr hadn t lived in Brazil for ten years, I doubt she d have written, or we d be treated to, this unusual historical novel about nomadic banditry full of beauty and danger, at a time and place completely unfamiliar to most of us.In fluid, mystical storytelling, B
Victoria Shorr did a great job of bringing this story to life While the tale of this Brazilian outlaw started off a bit slow, it quickly picked up the pace and turned into an exciting adventure The story of the gang and the lady that follows them is a dee
It was a good book beautifully written I won this book in GoodReads first read giveaway Great book I feel like I visited Brazil in the 1900 s What a strange and beautiful country and language So unique, and Victoria Shorr does a wonderful job describing it. I found this book to be entertaining, but slow moving at times I did admire the manner in which the author highlighted the dynamic of how the national local powers pitted normal people against each other As the reluctant policem
How does the author get me so interested in the people who live in the backlands of Brazil during the early part of the 20th century I don t know, but I couldn t put this down.Good bits about daily life, the bandits strategy, the people s love for the bandits. This book does not quite succeed as a historical novel, but it works brilliantly as a novelized retelling of history The author has expertly researched and absorbed the long and confusing story of the folk hero outlaw, Lampiao, and she spins it out through the perspective of three major characters Lampiao himself, his wife Maria Bonita, and Bezerra, the officer who finally brings the outlaws down Shorr s voice is humane, expressive, and quite beautiful She brings he
The book had some interest because of the time 1930s and place Eastern central Brazil between Rio and the mouth of thein that bulge into the Atlantic but just inland An area and people that I knew nothing about Ranchers and cowboys in a dry desolate land scraping together a living It is about Robin Hood type bandits buttowards the fearsome killer side It had a love story interest that got a little mushy and had religious overtones Perhaps mostly fiction but the author need The book had some interest because of the time 1930s and place Eastern central Brazil between Rio and the mouth of thein that bulge into the Atlantic but just inland An area and people that I knew nothing about Ranchers and cowboys in a dry desolate land scrapi

✻ Backlands  Epub ✾ Author Victoria Shorr – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Backlands
  • Victoria Shorr
  • 11 July 2018
  • 0393246027