BLUE NESTIRA by ALIETE GUERRERO
A Novel of Music and Intrigue from Brazil...
Sofia de Menezes, a twenty-six-year-old opera singer from Rio de Janeiro, had her career cut short with the death of her beloved fiancé.
Now years later, she gets another chance to shine on the Met stage by entering into a contract with an opera manager named Didier Guisan. He turns out to be a master at carving a path that will make Sofia the world’s number one diva for as long as he owns her voice, body, and desires. Will she agree to a complete metamorphosis to become Didier’s dazzling diva? Will Sofia give up her cultural heritage to fit into the fast and sleek new world Didier has to offer and achieve her dream? Will she give up the life of her unborn child to realize her greatest desire?
Two years later, on the cusp of stardom in Brazil, the convicted killer of her fiancé escapes from prison and makes an appearance during the most important performance of her career. Will Sofia’s life be cut short? His intent is clear, he wants Sofia dead.
Writing is her freedom...
Aliete comes from coffee, coconut water, and mango juice. She comes from soccer, samba, and Carnival.Growing up in a dictatorship in Brazil inspired her to come to the United States in search of freedom. Writing is her calling, and she carries her notebook and pen wherever she goes. She also loves classical music, taking long power walks, and being in nature with her writers group.
Aliete’s work has appeared in Catamaran Literary Reader and Chicago Quarterly Review, among other publications. Her writings grapple with complex emotions. Her prose is lyrical, dark, and sometimes funny.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Henry, her youngest son, Chris, and her cat, Derrick Rose.