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- DescriptionIn this award-winning vel, acclaimed Brazilian writer Edgard Telles Ribeiro illuminates a dark corner of his country's history. Marcilio Andrade Xavier is a charismatic young diplomat whose intelligence is matched only by his ambition. During the military dictatorship of 1964-1985, Max's artful maeuvring - political and personal - assures him a meteoric career as democracies topple throughout South America. Yet Max remains an enigma to his colleagues, his friends, and even his wife, who kw few details of his involvement with oppressive regimes, let alone the CIA and MI6. Amid embassy machinations, glittering parties, dire acts, and revealing intimate encounters, one of Max's younger colleagues starts piecing together who Max really is, and at what cost he has purchased his dazzling career. A political thriller of the highest order, His Own Man is a chilling anatomy of power, ambition, and betrayal.
- Author BiographyEdgard Telles Ribeiro spent a peripatetic childhood in Marseille and other European ports of call determined by his father's diplomatic postings. Eventually he returned to Brazil, where he worked as a journalist, filmmaker, and professor of film studies before entering the foreign service. His novels and short-story collections have garnered some of Brazil's most important literary prizes, including the Jabuti Prize (twice), the Brazilian Academy of Letters Prize, and, for His Own Man, the Brazilian PEN Prize. He currently divides his time between New York and Rio de Janeiro. Kim M. Hastings lived in Sao Paulo for several years, studied Brazilian language and literature at Brown University, and received a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from Yale. She is a freelance editor and translator, and has worked with a number of Brazilian writers.
- Author(s)Edgard Telles Ribeiro
- PublisherScribe Publications
- Date of Publication05/06/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationCarlton North
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintScribe Publications
- Weight473 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Translated byKim M. Hastings
- Edition StatementNew edition
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