Heliopolis

Heliopolis

by James Scudamore

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Heliopolis by James Scudamore

Born in a S�o Paulo shantytown, Ludo undergoes a remarkable transformation from one side of the city's impermeable social divide to the other. Rescued and raised by a plutocrat, Zeno Generoso, Ludo finds himself entrenched in the gated, guarded community of the super-rich.

Now twenty-seven, Ludo works for a vacuous "communications company" that markets unwanted, unaffordable products aimed at the very underclass into which he was born and from which he escaped. To make matters more complicated, he has developed an obsessive, adulterous love for his adoptive sister, whose husband is his only friend.

Ludo's involvement in an ill-conceived supermarket launch aimed at the favela's desperately poor population risks embroiling him in a world of violence and brutality. By turns darkly humorous and poignant, James Scudamore's Booker Prize-nominated novel is a highly original, surprising take on the rags-to-riches story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780099523840
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 625,750
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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