As a child Ludo is 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 above the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo for a vacuous 'communications company'.
But this is not his world, and this is not a simple rags-to-riches story: Ludo's destiny moves him around like a chess piece, showing him both extremities of opulent excess and abject poverty, taking him to the brink of madness and brutality.
By the author of The Amnesia Clinic and winner of the Somerset Maugham Award.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/02/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099523840