Rio de Janeiro : extreme city / Luiz Eduardo Soares ; translated by Anthony Doyle.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: UK : Allen Lane,
ISBN: 9781846148026 (pbk.) :
Translated from the Portuguese.
Luiz Eduardo Soares does for Rio what Suketu Mehta's 'Maximum City' did for Bombay. A book as rich and sprawling as the seductive metropolis it evokes, Rio de Janeiro builds a kaleidoscopic portrait of this city of extremes, and its history of conflict and corruption. Award-winning novelist, ex-government minister and sociologist, Luiz Eduardo Soares tells the story of Rio through the everyday lives of its people: gangsters and police, activists, politicians and struggling migrant workers, each with their own version of the city.
Original title: Rio de Janeiro. English
290 pages ; 20 cm
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