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João’s War

Julia Rochester

‘He repeatedly said, “I should have been a priest.“ He was right. People sought his benediction.’

Julia Rochester

Julia Rochester has worked for BBC radio’s ‘Portuguese for Africa’ service and and as Amnesty International’s Brazil Researcher. She has also been the managing editor of her own small publishing company, Corvo Books. She is the author of The Candelária Massacre (Vision, 2004), a biography of Wagner dos Santos, Brazil’s first federally protected witness, and a novel, The House at the Edge of the World (Viking, 2015). She lives in London with her husband and daughter.

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