The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections

Longlist, National Book Awards 2019 for Translated Literature

ISBN 9781644450055
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Eliane Brum

Eliane Brum is a writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker, and the author of five books of nonfiction and the novel One Two. She has won over forty journalism prizes and honors, is a columnist for El País, and collaborates with The Guardian. More about this author >

Diane Grosklaus Whitty

Diane Grosklaus Whitty ’s major book translations include Activist Biology by Regina Horta Duarte, The Sanitation of Brazil by Gilberto Hochman, The Devil in the Land of the Holy Cross by Laura de Mello e Souza, and Our Immoral Soul by Nilton Bonder. More about this author >

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In The Collector of Leftover Souls, award-winning journalist Eliane Brum chronicles the lives of everyday Brazilians. She visits the Amazon to understand the practice of indigenous midwives, stays in São Paulo’s favelas to witness the tragedy of young men dying due to guns and drugs, and wades through the mud to capture the boom and bust of modern-day gold rushers. Told in vibrant and idiomatic language, The Collector of Leftover Souls is a vital work of investigative journalism by an internationally acclaimed author.