Joao took six hours to be born, by age five, he knew he was unwanted. His mother made it clear Joao was a burden for her to bear. His father traveled and rarely saw Joao. Neighbors and friends took care of Joao and kept him from his mother's wrath. Sometimes they were successful and other times they weren't.
I applaud the effort of this author but this is not a book I'd recommend.
I did find issues. The pacing of this book is extremely slow. It's very disjointed. The definitions being included throughout the book aren't necessary. This book is full of misery and wandering story lines. There is not a clear picture of what the author is trying to convey.
I gave this one 2 cheers out of 5 because it needs to be reworked.