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The Parrot's Perch

Born to and raised by a wealthy Brazilian American family, Karen's childhood was the stuff of fairytales. An equestrienne, she frequently traveled the world and wanted for nothing. She married handsome Henry Sage and planned a perfect future. Her happily ever after was viciously torn apart when she and her husband were taken from their home, beaten, raped and tortured for 45 days. Following their release, Karen flees her homeland desperate to find freedom, peace and happiness. Can she survive?

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Karen Keilt
She Writes Press
Publication Date
Apr 16, 2019
Our Review (4 out of 5 stars)
A courageous story of surviving government corruption, The Parrot’s Perch is an often harrowing memoir. Karen Keilt’s brave memoir The Parrot’s Perch, told partially through a 2013 interview with the Brazilian National Truth Commission, is about overcoming abuse at the hands of the police.... Read More