Brião Ipanema

Biography

Brião Ipanema lives and works in a hostel in Rio de Janeiro. His writings explore the ways and reasons people travel. The stories available here are products of fiction, inspired by the fantastically complex backpackers who pass through his place.

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Books

Derrick's Got Sh!t Else To Do
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Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Derrick lands in Brazil with four months to burn. More interested in characters than culture, he seeks out the fringe element who lurk on the periphery of the backpacker scene. To each he fills a different void, leading Derrick to experiment with his identity, and wonder whether travel abroad can truly change who we are when the holiday ends.
Mad Dick Picks Up A Drifter
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Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
A hitch-hiker, thumbing his way through the desert at night, gets a lift from a man in a van. It is not gonna be a quiet ride. The driver behind the wheel is an aging genius, who might be half-way from L.A. to Phoenix and making good time, but he's also half-way into a nervous breakdown.
The Privilege of Jaffna the Sixth
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Price: Free! Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A doomed emperor's family tree branches off in unexpected directions, growing and stretching through changing times 'round the world. From a street thug to a lost soldier to a free-spirited young woman, a legacy is passed. The question is... which kind?
Three Nights Everywhere
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Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
With the backpacking trip of a lifetime winding down, Ulrike finds herself desperate to avoid a return home to reality. Fate intervenes in the form of The Guide, who offers a package deal too good to be true: the chance to keep going, all the way to Everywhere. Ulrike's only concern is whether choosing a life on the trail will feel worth The Guide's commission to be paid in the end.
Malbec & Maluco
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Price: Free! Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Maluco, a Brazilian in his late-twenties, works as staff of a hostel, thriving in the carefree party lifestyle and avoiding adulthood best he can. When Malbec, an Argentine bohemian with a guitar-case full of sincerity shows up, their worldviews collide, forcing each to reconsider his chosen path.
Sigvardinho
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Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Sigvard, a young Swede, checks into a hostel in Rio de Janeiro. His fearless interest in the dark side of the culture- coupled with a propensity for blowing large wads of money carelessly- shocks and challenges the timid backpacker crowd. His downward spiral and unabashed indulgences trigger the imaginations of tale-telling travelers, giving birth to a legend that only grows as it is passed on.

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