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by | Read by Carla Mercer-Meyer

Historical Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

Lampiao (Virgulino Ferreira da Silva, 1897-1938), a Brazilian outlaw, ruled the Sertao, a rural area in northeastern Brazil, between 1922 and 1938. Carla Mercer-Meyer narrates this fictional memoir of the life of Lampiao and his wife, Maria Bonita. At its core, BACKLANDS is a timeless tale of the conflict between outlaws and lawmen. Mercer-Meyer's voice is soft as she reads the narrative, sharply enunciating the Portuguese words and Brazilian terms. Dialogue is performed with subtle inflections and softer tones for the women's voices. Mercer-Meyer's laconic performance echoes the endlessly hard, difficult life in the Brazilian Backlands. Told in loosely connected vignettes that drift back and forth between 1922 and 1938, the story is such that listeners must pay careful attention or risk getting lost in the Backlands. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2015

CD ISBN 9781494512965 $39.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781494562960 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $27.99

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