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A young man who had no home and lived in a gas station tells a story in the book to inspire

A girl who spent a good part of her teenage years at a gas station when her family had no place to live and used the local office as a home. The impressive life story is the author of journalist Larisa Campos.

Larisa remembers that it was during this period that she collected the most stories of overcoming, hope and love. Now, graduated and free from past struggles, she decided to write a book to inspire other people to never give up in the face of obstacles in our lives.

He wrote “A casa do post” and talks about his fears, financial difficulties, adventures and everything he went through. These are true stories, but they seem to be taken from a beautiful movie. It is full of inspiration and will.

The author reveals the moments he lived in that position while living with his family. “All [as histórias] With sentimental perceptions of living in an atypical, perhaps inappropriate house, who can judge?” he asked.

Memories in a notebook

Larisa said that she always loved to write. And when the family moved to a gas station, he devoted himself to keeping memories in a notebook. At that time, reading and writing occupied the girl’s time and mind.

The idea to publish these memoirs began in early 2020, when the journalist lost his grandfather, Alvaro de Campos.

Larissa explains that this was the most generous way to remember her forever and cope with the loss. The book is dedicated to him.

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Larissa lived at the Rodovia dos Imigrantes (MT) gas station with her family for four long years. He remembers that they were in a shared office with three rooms.

Memory, childhood and imagination are the main themes of the work, which mixes personal memories with literary work.

These are inspiring stories that show a young woman’s vision of an unusual home, the transience of the flow of people in a roadside space, the strange stories shared there, and the everyday life of a family.

book with audio

The work is part of the Auroras Seal project, dedicated only to literature produced by women.

The author also releases an audio drama of the book on major audio platforms (Spotify, Deezer, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, etc.). Produced by Altia Podcasts, eight short stories from the book have been dramatized and will be available to listeners of these streams.

Cortasar’s epigraph saying: “We liked the house because, in addition to being spacious and old (…), it preserved the memories of our great-grandfathers, our paternal grandfather, our parents and our childhood,” the author repeats that his universe. the debut book is, for one, effective, though loaded with complexity.

In addition to inspiration, the construction of these stories also includes the perception of time. He remembers the times they lived in this temporary home and the stories that filled their days.

People are made of stories and the author uses this as a ploy to write and create.

“The future is a stop, a nowhere else, a gas station on the highway of being so unknown.”

Larisa, who lived in a gas station, was always passionate about reading – Photo: personal archive

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