ISBN 9781847922670,Nemesis

Nemesis

Author:

Misha Glenny

Publisher:

Penguin Books Ltd

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ISBN 9781847922670
Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781847922670

ISBN-10 1847922678
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Social Science

His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a decision that would turn his world upside down. Nemesis is the story of an ordinary man who became the king of the largest slum in Rio, the head of a drug cartel and perhaps Brazils most wanted criminal. A man who tried to bring welfare and justice to a playground of gang culture and destitution, while everyone around him drew guns and partied. Its a gripping tale of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with maths degrees. Traversing through rainforests and high-security prisons, filthy slums and glittering shopping malls, this is also the story of how change came to Brazil. Of a countrys journey into the global spotlight, and the battle for the beautiful but damned city of Rio, as it struggles to break free from a tangled web of corruption, violence, drugs and poverty. With Nem at its centre, locked in a fight for his countrys soul.
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