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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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