The Sun on My Head

The Sun on My Head

A bestselling literary sensation in Brazil, a powerful debut short-story collection about favela life in Rio de Janeiro

In The Sun on My Head, Geovani Martins recounts the experiences of boys growing up in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the early years of the twenty-first century. Drawing on his childhood and adolescence, Martins uses the rhythms and slang of his neighborhood dialect to capture the texture of life in the slums, where every day is shadowed by a ubiquitous… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 11, 2019)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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