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His own man

Author: Edgard Telles Ribeiro
Publisher: New York : Other Press, 2014.
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A charismatic young diplomat in Brazil's Foreign Ministry, Marcilio Andrade Xavier (Max to his friends and colleagues) renounces his past ideals and becomes an informer after the military coup of 1964. While his colleagues attempt to reconcile themselves to the new realities of a dictatorship, Max begins to navigate the shadowy world of deception. During the ensuing "Dirty War," his government begins preying on its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edgard Telles Ribeiro
ISBN: 9781590516997 1590516990
OCLC Number: 883355540
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
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Responsibility: Edgard Telles Ribeiro.

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A charismatic young diplomat in Brazil's Foreign Ministry, Marcilio Andrade Xavier (Max to his friends and colleagues) renounces his past ideals and becomes an informer after the military coup of 1964. While his colleagues attempt to reconcile themselves to the new realities of a dictatorship, Max begins to navigate the shadowy world of deception. During the ensuing "Dirty War," his government begins preying on its own citizens, and those who resist end up being tortured, killed, or simply "disappeared." Meanwhile, with virtuosic finesse, Max advances swiftly up the diplomatic ladder, somehow evading implication in any darker deeds. His artful maneuvering -- both personal and political -- astonishes his friends and assures him a meteoric career during the military regime. Ironically, once democracy is eventually restored after more than two decades, the enigmatic Max will still manage to thrive. But his singular career is achieved at a dire personal cost, for his relations with family and friends become irrevocably poisoned. Set against the backdrop of ruthless embassy machinations, glittering parties, covert spy activities, and revealing intimate encounters, HIS OWN MAN offers an extraordinary and seductive protagonist, as well as a chilling anatomy of ambition, power, and betrayal.

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