Heliopolis

Paperback | January 12, 2010

byJames Scudamore

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As a child, Ludo was plucked out of the shantytown where he was born and transported to a world of languid, cosseted luxury. Now twenty-seven, he works high above the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo for a vacuous "communications company." But this is not his world, and this is not a simple ragsto-riches story: Ludo's destiny moves him around like a chess piece, showing him extremes of opulent excess and abject poverty, taking him to the brink of madness and brutality.

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As a child, Ludo was plucked out of the shantytown where he was born and transported to a world of languid, cosseted luxury. Now twenty-seven, he works high above the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo for a vacuous "communications company." But this is not his world, and this is not a simple ragsto-riches story: Ludo's destiny moves hi...

James Scudamore's first novel, The Amnesia Clinic won the Somerset Maugham Prize and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the Glen Dimplex Award. Heliopolis, his second novel was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. James Scudamore lives in London, U.K.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.26 × 5.31 × 0.75 inPublished:January 12, 2010Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143175440

ISBN - 13:9780143175445

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