In Brazil


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About the Author

Fran Bryson is a travel writer and a former literary agent. She lives on Flinders Island, largest of the Furneaux islands, in the treacherous waters of Bass Strait, in south-eastern Australia. In the course of researching In Brazil, Fran took psychedelic drugs in the middle of the Amazon, sought out ancient and modern-day religious cults, and performed with a dance school as part of Carnaval in Rio.


"Bryson's curiosity is addictive. This book is a tour of Brazil's astonishing spiritual diversity--joyful, tragic, full of wonders--and a meditation on how we feel at home."
--Delia Falconer

"A wise and dazzling personal exploration of the beauty and strangeness of Brazil, its history and its culture."
--Carmel Bird

"[A] closely observed, lyrically written, deeply empathetic account of seven years' worth of travels though the world's fifth largest heralds the arrival of a promising new talent in the travel writing field."
--Matthew Clayfield, Weekend Australian

"[Bryson] fills her narrative with characters, culture, and history, often creating vivid scenes in this primer for those curious about the country that will try to reveal itself as the land of the future when it hosts this year's Olympic Games. Travel writers often reveal as much about themselves as the places they explore and the people they encounter. Bryson proves herself to be an amiable and curious explorer...In Brazil should spur readers towards further forays into understanding the country."
--Australian Book Review

"[A] multi-flavoured and textured entrΓ©e to a country that is once again facing turmoil."
--Rebecca Tansley, North and South

"A rather fine introduction to this vast, diverse and gloriously unwieldy nation, which should have any Rio-bound revelers checking whether they can add a couple of extra plane-hops onto their visit."

"A breezy, episodic trek around the football nation, all samba voodoo, carnival and ayahuasca...Light and upbeat."
--The Spectator

"A wise and deeply personal look at the beauty and extremes of Brazil, from religious towns to Rio Carnival."