Victor Heringer collection

The protagonist of o amor dos homens avulsos [The Love of the Loose Men] narrates derisively his youth in an imaginary suburb of Rio de Janeiro in the late 1970s, when a boy sponsored by his father came to live in his house. The boy became his first love and the relationship was tragically interrupted in a episode of aggression. The kitsch pattern created for the cover looks happy and harmless. It seeks to express the ironic and soft tone of the text. The toys of the image acting as armed enemies for a duel, however, leave clues about the past which haunts the narrator.

the publisher liked the graphic project and it was adopted for the author’s new releases. Glória tells the story of an idiosyncratic humorous family. Their members communicate with jokes, tirades, mocking dialogues. They speak the opposite of what they mean or repeat the same sentences until they have another meaning. The image of a clown head with open mouth chosen for the pattern works as a perfect match for this nonsense family.

vida desinteressante [uninteresting life] brings together texts published in an online magazine between 2014 and 2017. The writer recorded a little bit of everything: daily life, literary references, childhood in Rio de Janeiro, moving to São Paulo, new and old friendships, second-hand bookstores, travel, politics, the news and a Brazil in ebullition.

Companhia das Letras, 2016
14 × 21 cm