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Pedro and Marques Take Stock

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this fun read. I loved the street slang in it and the book dealt with drug dealing but it was a very interesting read

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A look at the life of struggle and poverty in Brazil, as two local shelf stockers try to break the cycle when they enter the marijuana business. They don't expect the success they achieve, but things fall apart when they try to go legit.

The characters are real. Not a stereotype to be held up in pity or contempt. There are triumphs, vibrancy and love. But it is also somewhat depressing. Drug dealing, crime, violence and poverty live side by side and it is no wonder that the story doesn't end with everyone living happily ever after. But someone who has struggled to find a path throughout their life does find one.

A look at a world that is very different than my own, but in other ways very relatable and could perhaps be ours very easily.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in return for an honest opinion.

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A clever and entertaining look at the ethics of street level drug dealing. While set in Brazil, this picaresque novel could easily have taken place in the outer boroughs of New York, Chicago's South Side, or Oakland, CA. In Julia Sanches' slangy, streetwise translation, this is novel that's read with the ears as much as the eyes.

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