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There is no comparable book available. Ruy Castro is a renowned Brazilian writer and journalist whose passion for this increasingly popular destination and accessible, lively writing make him the perfect candidate to write the first ever personal reflection on Rio in English. Rio de Janeiro is the destination of thousands of tourists: this will be a backpack must-readThe fifth in the WRITER AND THE CITY series, now firmly established as a unique source of insight and pleasure.
Ruy Castro is a writer and journalist whose books include two classics about Bossa Nova, a biography of the immortal footballer Garrincha and an encyclopaedia of Ipanema. He has also edited a compendium of 1,600 poisonous bons mots called Bad Humour and two novels for children. His book Bossa Nova: The Story of Brazilian Music that Seduced the World was published in the US in 2001.
'Interweaving stories from his life with tales of Rio's colourful history,Castro paints a portrait of one of the most passionate cities on earth.' Express