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Set in a fictional version of Jericoacoara, Brazil.

“How had he got so low that people could cast him aside as if he were sub-human?”

Broken, full of anxiety and thinking solitude is the answer, Bruno heads for the remotest corner of the Earth that he can think of: the Amazon. But he’s not as alone as he expects.

Nestled in between lush forest and pristine beaches, Brisas is like a place out of time, the inhabitants living in harmony with each other and in tune with nature. Stumbling onto this vibrant community, Bruno instantly forgets about his quest for solitude and decides to start over here, that is, until a violent confrontation with the town’s founder Big Mac has him questioning his decision. As he prepares to leave again, he encounters a young runaway who convinces him to stay.

Beatriz is charming and clever and emanates a strength that draws Bruno in. They form a close friendship on which Bruno comes to depend, but as shocking events begin to rock the community, Bruno and Beatriz’s bond is tested and they find themselves trapped in a web of fear and foreboding.

416 pages, Paperback

First published June 15, 2019

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Steven-John Tait

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93 reviews1 follower
January 8, 2020
I won this amazing novel in a Goodreads giveaway. .The storyline of running away from everything is common however the way this author told the story was very unique to me. I thought it would be a love story, and it is, but not in the way I thought. I thought it would be a rags-to-riches story, and it was, but not in the way I thought. Vagabundo deserved so much more than what he got; more understanding, more love, more respect, and more success. This book made me stop and think at many points during the reading.
235 reviews2 followers
October 4, 2019
First of all let me say that I enjoyed the character Bruno. He was a honest and loving man. He misunderstood himself and questioned everything he did. What I did not like was the philosophy of every action taken. It was too in-depth and I got bogged down evaluating each thing Bruno did or did not do. Not sure I liked the ending either.
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July 16, 2019
I wish i could go to a fair away escape locale! The story was fun, interesting and thought provoking as doesn't everyone want to run away when they are hurt and destroyed? Loved the characters and the way it looked like they worked together. Something we need NOW in this country.
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October 5, 2019
pub date June 15, 2019
rec Oct 5, 2019
self published
January 24, 2023
I came across your book with a hand written note which i took a picture of it and how you mentioned about first 2 chapters are irrelevant but i gave it a chance like how you did mentioned in your notes and i've not put the book down during my stay. I've now bought your book and continue where i've left. But i'm still missing your hand written note on your novel. ❤
April 12, 2020
Utterly compelling

A brilliant piece of writing about society viewed from the perspective of an outsider. Beautifully descriptive and with a storyline that never falters, it's a must read!
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May 18, 2020
An interesting read. I can admire Bruno for trying to seek his own way in life and trying to be his own person. The book was well written and researched. I haven't read another book quite like this.
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November 15, 2019
Many part make me cried.feel like Bruno is mirror of my thought....if you ever question of the truth of human being
November 9, 2021
It's a good reading, but honestly, its's not my cup of tea I guess. Not anymore.
There so many 'phenomenal' quotes from Bruno and Honey when they were engaged in conversations, or those philosophical thoughts when Bruno did or saw something, maybe that's why.
I dont really have a chance to think with my own perception about their feelings, their choices when you give an explanation for almost all of their actions.

aaand, If I had not given Bruno's past with Flora (and a little background about his life at orphanage), I'd love to think that Bruno was not a human, maybe he's another being, that would be lovely, I'll love him more.

and it got me thinking, why it seems that everybody (in real life too) is always love or fall for someone they can't have :D
and almost everyone who think themselves were once broken by love always tried to find some kind of peace, healing, by moving or make a journey, in order to find something new.

Thank you for writing such a wonderful story!
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