In this strange country innocence and deception wear masks. Here she stumbles through exploitation and promises as she tries to find her true self. The book is written, designed, and illustrated by me and is told [alternatingly] in both English and Portuguese. However, it is the beautiful images and the unique four-page foldouts that take your breath away. Illustrating myself as the central character, I was able to construct a richly textured, theatrical world using digital photomontage.