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Heliopolis

Heliopolis

Author(s): James Scudamore

Location(s): Sao Paulo

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Set against a city on the edge of reality, of high towers and seething favelas, of rich enclaves and social stratification. Ludo is a boy taken from the slum of Heliopolis and raised in the gated wealth of Angel Park. Highly credible characters locked in often extreme situations – By turns darkly humorous and poignant, Scudamore’s Booker Prize-nominated novel is a highly original take on the rags-to-riches story.

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`slinkily assured, steamlined fantasy summons a teeming citadel, where the wealthy take to their helicopters “like fat flies”. –Independent

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