A woman’s journey to find meaning, purpose, truth and freedom.

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The literary fiction novel, ‘The Girl Who Made Me Dance’, is a psychological thriller with elements of magic realism that takes viewers into the twisted mind of mental health patient, Gaby Pereira, where readers become voyeurs of the most intimate and disturbing moments of her life.

Gabby Pereira, a well-established London professional, discovers she only has two years left to live, and decides to go on a voyage of self-discovery. This takes her on an exhilarating journey through Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Each location answers questions about her past, family secrets and her own undefined identity.

Mia, a free spirit and a psychologist, offers Gabby a new lease of life and teaches her to dance. The women plunge into a tempestuous and dangerous affair and Gabby becomes obsessed by Mia.

Explosive scenes of passion, desire, deception, hedonism, suffering, fear, pilgrimage and atonement create a riveting and provocative tale that touches upon some of the wounds that permeate our society: ethnicity, gender disparity, sexuality, and emotional and physical addiction. Each character’s journey, along with elements of magic realism, will absorb your thoughts and emotions to the last page.

The Author

Gill Prates is a British-Brazilian author, Journalist and
Marketer who has worked all over the world in marketing and
communications for some cutting-edge organisations.
Gill has always had a passion for literature and writing which
she has carried through her education at some of the best
universities in the UK and Brazil (Cranfield School of
Management, King’s College London and Oxford Brookes
University in the UK; Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and Anhembi-Morumbi
in Brazil).

Co-written with author John McDonald

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