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Six years in the making, Everyone Comes from Belterra: When America Owned the Amazon is an historical fiction tale about the rise and fall of Ford’s ambitious experiment to grow rubber in the Brazilian Amazon. From Model T’s to capoeira fights, this 315 page novel traces the lives of an American manager and a Brazilian rubber tapper as they attempt to hold together a town ravaged by greed — and a dangerous new discovery.

The novel is produced by Beija Flor Press and is printed by Lulu.com. An e-book will be coming soon. Click here for a GLOSSARY of Portuguese and French terms in the book.