A Brazilian Ghost is haunting the world
Category: Fiction & Literature
| Work: Novel
The ghost of Odete overcomes the time and space barrier, to avenge her past
Taking readers on an uneasy voyage of discovery and a thrilling journey throughout Brazilian History, "Tainted Odete" tells the provocative story of a slave girl who raised like a lady in Colonial Brazil, where she has a fateful encounter with her destiny. This supernatural novel has as subtext of the barely digested history of slavery, forever ingrained in our soil fertilized with the blood of black souls.
In print for less than a year, Frontin's Tainted Odete is enchanting readers and haunting adventurers worldwide. The novel has sold over one thousand copies in Portuguese - a limited market for an independent producer like the writer.
“ Those who do not know influent people in Brazil have a good reason to give up writing. However, I'm stubborn, determined. I particularly admire the entrepreneur power of the anglo-saxon people. Today, I took the financial risks and published the ebook Tainted Odete, in English”, said Rogerio.
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About the Author
Rogério Sacchi de Frontin (born April 23, 1964, in São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian writer, a novelist, a screenwriter, a poet, a journalist and a Master in Brazilian Literature.
He is also a college professor of Communication Theory, Semiotics, Media Culture, Aesthetics and Writing for Film and TV.
He graduated in journalism from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 1985. He worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers and magazines between 1985 and 1994. In this last year, he joined the Masters Course on Brazilian Literature from the Rio de Janeiro State University. In 1997, he worked at TV Globo as a screenwriter. Finally, in 2004, he revoked his contract as employee, however he continued to work as a freelancer documentary filmmaker for Globo, while starting his academic career.
Nowadays, he is a professor and spends his scarce free time writting novels, plays and poetry.
The writer Rogério Sacchi de Frontin wrote the supernatural romance "Tainted Odete" in Portuguese. He launched the book in Portugal and in Brazil by Portuguese publisher Chiado and also an e-book written in Portuguese by Amazon.com. The return, he said, was good, but not enough. According to him, the English language has the potential to greatly increase the number of readers in the story of the slave girl who goes through the time portal to promote an ancestral revenge.
Today he lives in the city of Petrópolis, founded by Emperor Dom Pedro II. This city is located in the mountainous region of the State of Rio de Janeiro, with very mild climate.
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