I’m excited to announce that my new novel, which takes place in Porto during the second half of the 19th century, has been published in Portuguese! The English-language version should be out later this year, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here’s a teaser.
Portugal, Autumn of 1877
As Porto prepares to inaugurate Gustave Eiffel’s magnificent iron bridge over the Douro River, 17-year-old Henrique flees the harsh conditions of life far upriver among the vineyards of a Port wine estate. Behind him is a searing betrayal he wants to forget. Ahead of him is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in a goldsmith’s shop.
Determined to make Porto his own, Henrique explores its sinuous streets, rubbing shoulders with mapmakers and rabble-rousers, and begins to learn the delicate art of filigree-making. Until an acquaintance from his past appears, threatening his new life…
Set in a city of merchants and workers, sailors and kings, the privileged and the poor, this is a story of resilience, friendship, and a young man’s search for the person he wants to become.
I made a series of short videos in places that play an important role in my novel. They're on my YouTube channel. For the moment, there’s one in English (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngt4efoZVcs). The rest are in Portuguese, but I’ll post more in English when the English-language version is published. Please subscribe so you won't miss anything.
And there's many many more to come!