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Mary John

Ana Pessoa · Bernardo P. Carvalho

I've been writing to you for weeks. I'm not really sure why. I'm not really sure what for. Who are you, Julio the Pirate? I keep thinking about our story. From the very beginning. From our first encounter. From the very first question: "Are you a boy or a girl?”
I am a girl because of you, Julio. I let my hair grow for you, I pierced my ears for you. I live and die for you. Every month when I get my period, I die a little bit and I think of you. You say: "You’re dead!" and I die. I throw myself on the floor.
And I don't want that anymore. I never want to die again, Julio. I want to live forever. Every minute of every hour of every day.

In a long letter adressed to Julio the Pirate, Mary John reflects on the childhood and teenage years spent on the little square where they both lived. 

Between sorrow and humour, Mary John organizes her thoughts and emotions, gathering strength to inaugurate a new chapter of her story.

After 'Supergiant', Ana Pessoa returns with an intense story that magnificently captures adolescence, in a book illustrated by Bernardo P. Carvalho that will conquer all teenage readers and adults that appreciate great literary masterpieces. 

Recommended for readers from 14 years on.

© Rights sold: Brazilian Portuguese.

192 pages · 165 x 230 mm · ISBN: 9789898145772