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    L. Farrah Furtado
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    L. FARRAH FURTADO is the sister of singer/ song writer and Grammy award winner Nelly Furtado. FURTADO is a published award winning author. Her spiritual allegories have been translated to Chinese for the young adult Chinese speaking market.

    FURTADO’s fiction, non-fiction and reviews have been published in The China Post, Sol Portuguese, Portuguese Tribune, Victoria Times Colonist, Taipei Times, Acoriano Oriental, Elephant Journal, Yoga Lunchbox, The Wild East and on countless online blogs.


    FURTADO released Book 2-EUPHORIA on March 2015 from her series, " Other Human Longings" and it hit Amazon #1 Best Seller ranking in 3 categories.


    Raised in British Columbia, FURTADO has considered Taiwan a second home for several years. While studying International Development at The University of British Columbia, her book based on a true story, "Her Apparitions & Other Human Longings" was translated into simplified and traditional Chinese (Lone Wolf Press). She was invited to represent Canada and to speak about “NGO youth mentorship” at the LUSO- Talentos Forum in December 2012 in Porto, Portugal.

    Hollywood screenwriter, Stephen Rebello ("Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho") has agreed to work on FURTADO'S script for the feature film, "POP-ROCK-COP"; which was recently nominated for the Camoes prize in literature- worth $100,000(EU) at the Beijing International Book Festival in 2013.

     She is a yoga teacher and the Director of Kaohsiung Yogi, a non profit initiative which raises funds via yoga for a variety of charities throughout southern Taiwan and Portuguese speaking countries. 



    Book Series, based on a true story

    Fatima the lead character in HER APPARITIONS & OTHER HUMAN LONGINGS is an artfully bedraggled young woman who strikes out on her own in the wild world, hoping to re-unite with Laurence, an American married world-class photographer twice her age who is working in Saigon. While obsessively looking for this man she finds herself in never-ending, surreal backpacking adventures throughout several countries in Asia. Along the way she falls for the traps in ‘free choices’ and winds up in a mental hospital where Laurence and Fatima, a beautiful schizophrenic are joined in an experience that will haunt them forever…

    Fatima is disillusioned by the American dream which claims freedom and the pursuit of happiness. But how does Fatima create meaning in a world of moral decay?

    Fatima tells her story over the course of a year while she is being rehabilitated in a mental institution. Both a disturbing and uplifting story, this tale has no end of surprising turns, and unveils the mysteries in the human spirit.


    BOOK 2- of the Human Longing series -"EUPHORIA"



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