Simplesmente Gerva is my second self-published book at Amazon in Portuguese from Brasil. It is a fictional romance which was created in a very interesting way. I met another Brazilian writer and we decided, almost as a joke, to write a book in collaboration. The idea was that I would write a part and send to my co-author, then he would continue the story as he saw fit and send it back to me.
It took us months, I spent time in Brazil, then he moved to Perth, then he went to Brazil, I came back, and we kept writing.
We never knew what was going to happen, we had no plan for the story, what moved us forward was the character, Gerva. The end result was quite difficult to polish because of this structure but the writing was a great pleasure.
Unfortunately, it is not translatable, there are so many cultural references that it would become very strange if attempted in another Language.
Gerva is a typical Brazilian guy, with his forró dancing, his sensuality and flexibility in life. He meets a Brazilian muse and an Australian girl and with them lives many adventures.
I am in the process of writing the second book of the series, a continuation of this first story. Although my co-author lost interest in the project I am committed to the same process as observed in the first book: writing without knowing where the character will take me.
If you read Portuguese, note that you have to buy the book from the market where your Amazon account is registered:
- Australia: www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00M5NICLY
- USA: www.amazon.com/dp/B00M5NICLY
- Brasil: www.amazon.com.br/dp/B00M5NICLY