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Backlands

Victoria Shorr

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carla Mercer-Meyer

Length:

8h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

15:06


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:10