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Rio De Janeiro
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Occupying what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful site in the world, the people of Rio - the Cariocas - tell their stories: of cannibals charming European intellectuals; of elegant slaves and their shabby masters; of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets; of an awesome beach life; of faveals, drugs, police, carnival, football and music. With his own Carioca good humour and spellbinding storytelling gifts, Ruy Castro brings the reader thrillingly close to the flames.
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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.

About the Author

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.

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'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

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