Original title: Rio de Janeiro: Histórias de Vida e Morte (2015)
Author: Luiz Eduardo Soares
Translator: Anthony Doyle

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. (Source: publisher)

Rio de Janeiro Extreme City_Luiz Eduardo Soares
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Penguin (5 May 2016)
Translator: Anthony Doyle
ISBN-10: 1846148022
ISBN-13: 978-1846148026
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