Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro

Extreme City

Book - 2016
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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. Taking us on a journey into Rio's intricate world of favelas, beaches and corridors of power, Soares reveals one of the most extraordinary cities in the world in all its seething, agonistic beauty.
Publisher: London, Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781846148026
1846148022
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 20 cm.

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