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Author(s): Ed Siegle

Location(s): Brighton, Rio de Janeiro

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s/70 and early 2000s



From the streets of Brighton to the bars of Rio de Janeiro, Ed Siegle weaves the rhythms of Brazil and the troubles of his characters into an absorbing story of identity, love and loss. Simultaneously familiar and foreign, this sweet, sad and compulsively readable first novel throngs with visceral memory and unbreakable yet ordinary heroes.

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It’s not simply a merry dash through lovely colourful Rio and does not present the favelas as peopled by cheerful, happy-go-lucky ragamuffins. We see the bloody consequences of corrupt leadership, from the petty gangsters...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021