Join us on Monday, February 1st, at 7:00pm, for a reading and signing with author and journalist Misha Glenny, in collaboration with the LA Review of Books. Misha will be discussing and signing his book Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio.
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 Brazil’s most wanted criminal. It’s a captivating tale of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with maths degrees. Spanning rainforests and high-security prisons, filthy slums and glittering shopping malls, this is also the story of how change came to Brazil.
“Breaking Bad meets City of God” – Roberto Saviano
Misha Glenny is the author of DarkMarket, McMafia, The Rebirth of History, The Fall of Yugoslavia (which won the Overseas Press Club Award in 1993 for Best Book on Foreign Affairs) and The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804–1999. He was a BBC Central Europe correspondent—he covered the fall of Communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia—and has been regularly consulted by the U.S. and European governments on major policy issues. He lives in London.
We are excited to co-sponsor this event with LARB and we can’t wait to discuss Misha’s provocative and absorbing book. Stop by the store to pick up your copy of the book and listen to this distinguished writer and journalist!