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The Book of Rio: A City in Short Fiction (Reading the City)

The Book of Rio: A City in Short Fiction (Reading the City)
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Description: This diverse, literary patchwork of Rio de Janeiro contains 10 short stories set in varied quarters of the city drawing on its inhabitants' experiences of recent historical and cultural changes. From Copacabana's thriving LGBT scene in the 1960s where the military dictatorship simultaneously terrorizes and represses politically-minded citizens, to the exhausted labourers constructing the Rio-Niteroi bridge - 'the pride of Brazil' - at gunpoint in 1974, to contemporary life in the neighbourhood of Leblon, where a call girl trying to get to a party reluctantly accepts a very strange job for the evening. The ten stories in this ant ... (more)
Manufacturer: Comma Press
Release date: 1 June 2014
ISBN-10 : 1905583680 | ISBN-13: 9781905583683
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PulpRoman added this to a list 11 months ago
Book Diary 2018 (21 books items)


PulpRoman rated this 7/10 11 months ago