Third book of the India travel chronicles trilogy, "Everything is Possible", by Jorge Vassallo
After launching "By Vespa in India" in 2018; and "The Maharaja's birthday" in 2019; I must admit that, in 2020, I had planned to take a break from writing, leaving the third volume of the Indian trilogy "Everything is Possible!" for 2021 or 2022.
However, the pandemic has changed everything. Destiny had me in India, when the "tsunami" Covid19 changed our lives, and I had to leave this country-universe and go back to Portugal. And even this episode deserved to be in a book... so, whilst alone in quarantine, in my house, I started adding some stories to this... and a new book was born.
This new book is called "A toast to the cannibal" and it is a tribute, in the form of a cheers!, to the friends with whom I lived extraordinary moments in this country. Some are friends for life, others were friends for a day. But they all count. The title itself is inspired by the month I lived in a room, on a beach in Goa, next to an American cannibal who was kind of a pirate (he even had a wooden leg!). He was just the most extraordinary character I have ever met in life.
But there's more! There are Bollywood stars and hyperactive Rajasthani princes, a communist named Che Guevara, an alcoholic Muslim and even the most romantic Indian ever.
India has an obsession with Friendship - and this trilogy is a celebration of that. The third volume reinforces an idea that grew with the first two: traveling is about meeting people.
Crowdfunding is almost a journey in itself. This financing model makes no sense without people. For that, I appeal to your contribution. This campaign aims to ensure the necessary funds for the realization of my project: from the revision of the text to the pagination and printing of 1500 copies; and also the cover design, back cover and some promotional material - which were developed, once again, by the one and only illustrator Vanessa Teodoro.