The Sun on My Head

£8.99

A collection of 13 short stories set in Rio’s largest favela, Rocinha. The collection gravitates around the childhoods and teenage years of boys who, in spite of having to deal with the anguish and difficulties inherent to their age, also struggle with the violence involved in growing up on the less favoured side of the ‘Broken City’.

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THE BESTSELLING LITERARY SENSATION FROM BRAZIL

‘A blaze of heat, love and risk that will leave you reeling.’ DBC Pierre
‘An extraordinary writer.’ Misha Glenny

LONGLISTED FOR THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FIRST BOOK AWARD
A FINANCIAL TIMES AND SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR

Capturing the texture of life growing up in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the stories in The Sun on My Head tell us of days lived under incredible heat – and under the shadow of a ubiquitous drug culture, the constant threat of the police, and the confines of poverty, violence and racism. They are also hauntingly beautiful portrayals of friendship, romance and momentary release from the oppressions of everyday life. The Sun on My Head is a debut work of great talent and sensitivity, a daring evocation of life in the favelas by a rising star rooted in the very community he portrays.

Additional information

Weight 0.114 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

128

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

869.35 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K