James Scudamore Heliopolis

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As a child Ludo is plucked out of the shantytown where he was born and transported to a world of languid, cosseted luxury. Now 27, 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 rags-to-riches story.

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James Scudamore is the author of three novels. The Amnesia Clinic won the 2007 Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for four other prizes, including the Costa First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Heliopolis was longlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Wreaking is his most recent book.

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A child of the slums, Ludwig “Ludo” Aparecido dos Santos is blessed by being taken in as an infant by supermarket magnate Ze Fischer Carnicelli, whose humanitarian wife, Rebecca, is so enchanted by the flavor of beans and rice on a visit to the Brazilian shantytown, or favela, that she hires Ludo’s mother as a cook. At 14, Ludo is adopted by his benefactor, who educates him in the States, then puts him in a pointless marketing job: “Alchemy exists; we call it branding, that’s all.” At 27, Ludo is in a decidedly unbrotherly intimate relationship with his adoptive sister, Melissa, when an assignment to pitch a new string of markets aimed at the poor residents of the favela leads to Ludo’s unearthing the truth about his heritage. Scudamore (The Amnesia Clinic, 2007) vividly portrays a city based on São Paulo, with its haves (living in a gated city) and its more populous have-nots, as he tells Ludo’s story in flashbacks and explores the issue of belonging. A Booker Prize nominee, this pulses with the vibrance—and occasional violence—of city life. --Michele Leber

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