Heliopolis

Heliopolis

Book - 2010
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"Born in one of São Paulo's teeming 'favelas', Ludo makes a remarkable journey from one side of the city's impermeable social divide to the other. Rescued and raised by the plutocrat Zé Generoso, Ludo has spent his young life in the gated, guarded community of the super rich, shuffling from country estate to city in the family helicopter. Now, after a failed stint at an illustrious business school in America, Ludo has returned to São Paulo, where he works at a vacuous communications company that is busily marketing a new chain of MaxiBudget supermarkets to the city's poorest residents. Ludo is thus forced to promote his adopted lifestyle to the slums from which he emerged and navigate his own uncomfortable place in a cavernous class divide. To make matters vastly more complicated, he has developed an obsessive, adulterous love for his adoptive sister, whose husband is his only friend."--Front flap.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2010
ISBN: 9781933372730
1933372737
Call Number: F SCUDAMOR
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 21 cm

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llawford
Jun 29, 2016

Nothing wrong with this book, but nothing memorable either.

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stewstealth
Apr 26, 2013

This is a well crafted story that is well written. The book contains great settings and characters with some dark humor, Definitely worth reading.

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justmepolly
Mar 22, 2012

Ludo is raised in the lap of luxury amidst the squalor of San Paulo. A good read.

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macierules
Jan 08, 2010

Really enjoyed this book for its originality, setting and great main character. Booker prize longlisted in 2009.

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