by Peter Robb - £10.99 Bloomsbury (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780747573166 | ISBN 10: 0747573166
Brazil is one of the world's greatest and strangest countries. Delving into the past and present, Peter Robb describes this vibrant but disturbed society - it is a nation with an almost unimaginable gulf between rich and poor and the most extraordinary levels of crime - and takes us on a journey into one of the most beautiful and seductive places on earth.
Through history, food, art and Robb's own twenty years of Brazilian encounters we discover a sensual and sometimes frightening world where greed, ambition, sex and family jealousy among the very rich outdo the TV soap operas watched by millions of Brazilians each night. Brazil is a country where presidents embezzle billions and political disputes are resolved by murder. Vivid and obsessive, this is an enthralling immersion into the heart of a fascinating land.
"It's a brilliant piece of writing which manages both to revel in its descriptive power and set the scene for what will be a dark and thrilling ride through Brazillian life and history... For anyone wanting to get to grips with this strange and fascinating country, 'A Death in Brazil' is bound to become necessary reading."
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