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Hilda Hurricane: A Novel

Book cover design

specs

5.5 × 8.5 inches
Paperback
University of Texas Press
Spring 2010

about

Disguised as a sexy suspense novel, this playful satire of Brazilian politics and society by one of the country’s most engaging contemporary writers was a hit with both critics and the reading public. The cover design is influenced by bossa nova music and visual culture which is a strong theme in the book. I appropriated an image of Bridget Bardot for the cover illustration, she represents the main character of the novel who loses a black high-heel shoe in a Cinderella style narrative.