Fiction. From the author of the bestselling KNOW YOUR BAKER, John M. Keller's second novel explores the gated city of Beverly Hills, Brazil, capital and seedbed of the world's soap opera industry, sitting halfway between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where admission is contingent upon fulfilling a physical requirement, a place no one ever goes to or leaves. Sylmara, a 17-year-old actress on the brink of becoming the city's next great export, is shocked when her celebrity aunt, famous for her award-winning breasts—and in whose foosteps Sylmara is poised to follow—leaves the community without telling anyone and immediately turns up dead. Will Sylmara follow suit by leaving, and dying in the favelas just outside the gates?
John M. Keller is the author of five books of fiction, including JOHNNY ALLAN, ABRACADABRANTESQUE, THE BOX AND THE BRIEFCASE, and KNOW YOUR BAKER, all from Dr. Cicero Books. He has taught writing at the City University of New York; the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico; the Universidad de Montevideo, in Uruguay; and St. Xavier's College, in Mumbai, India.
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