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A small package, but one containing a forceful wallop of an impact. The short sharp chapters flit around in time; enabling you to catch up, tripping you so you fall behind again, teasing out the various stories that make up this tale. With fascinating characters and a dramatically colourful Brazil, this is a vividly punchy read, it almost feels at times as though you're watching a film with the scenes played out in front of you. The ending is not neat, certain threads are left deliberately and thought provokingly unexplored, which actually helps to make this a refreshingly satisfying and compelling little book.~ Liz Robinson

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Synopsis

Happiness Is Easy by Edney Silvestre

Olavo Bettencourt is an important man, a man of spin. With Brazil adjusting to the new idea of democracy, his PR firm holds the balance of power in its hands. Which has also made Olavo very rich, if not very popular. Loathed by his trophy wife and mired in a web of political corruption that spreads from Sao Paolo to Switzerland, Israel and New York, Olavo is an obvious target for extortion. And what better leverage can there be but the kidnapping of his only son. Except that the child on his way home from school in Olavo's armour-plated car, deep into his colouring book as the gang closes in ...He's not Olavo's son.


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Reviews

'A novel notable for its deftly evoked cast and expert knowledge of Brazilian society, from favela alleyways to the corridors of power' Daily Mail

'This small book packs a big punch...Highly recommended' Sunday Express

About the Author

Edney Silvestre is a Brazilian writer and journalist whose work as a TV reporter has taken him to Iraq and to the September 11 attacks in New York. He currently presents a popular TV book programme and lives in Rio de Janeiro. IF I CLOSE MY EYES NOW, a best seller in Brazil, is his first novel. His second novel, HAPPINESS IS EASY, will soon be available in Doubleday hardback and ebook

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Book Info

Publication date

29th January 2015

Author

Edney Silvestre

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552778862

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