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The head of the saint

Author: Socorro Acioli; Daniel Hahn
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Having arrived in Candeia, Brazil, starving and footsore, after walking sixteen days to fulfill his dying mother's last wishes, young Samuel takes up residence in an enormous, broken statue of Saint Anthony and finds that he can hear the prayers of the townspeople, despite his lack of faith.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Magic realist fiction
Novels
Paranormal fiction
Young adult works
Occult fiction
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Anthony, of Padua Saint; Anthony, of Padua Saint; Anthony, of Padua Saint
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Socorro Acioli; Daniel Hahn
ISBN: 9780553537925 055353792X 9780553537949 0553537946
OCLC Number: 902986115
Notes: "Originally published in Portuguese as A cabeca di santo by Companhia das Letras, São Paulo, Brazil in 2014. Subsequently published in English in hardcover by Hot Key Books, London, United Kingdom in 2014. Work published with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Brazil/ National Library Foundation."
Description: 181 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: A cabeça do santo.
Responsibility: Socorro Acioli ; translation by Daniel Hahnl.

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Having arrived in Candeia, Brazil, starving and footsore, after walking sixteen days to fulfill his dying mother's last wishes, young Samuel takes up residence in an enormous, broken statue of Saint Anthony and finds that he can hear the prayers of the townspeople, despite his lack of faith.

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