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Vista Chinesa

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Scribe Publications

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From one of Brazil's rising literary stars, an acclaimed novella about the violation of a woman and a city, based on true events. It is 2014. There is euphoria in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro.<br><br>The World Cup is about to take place and the Olympics are in sight. It is a time of hope and frenzied construction. Julia is a partner with an architectural firm working on the future Olympic village.<br><br>During a break from a meeting at the town hall, she goes for a run in the hillside neighbourhood of Alto da Boa Vista. There, a man puts a revolver to her head, takes her to a secluded spot, and rapes her. Left abandoned in the woods, she drags herself home, where her boyfriend and family members are waiting for her.<br><br>Vista Chinesa brings light and shadow to a city whose stunning beauty cannot conceal the most serious human and political problems, and gives voice to a story that is tragically not uncommon.




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