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Broken Smiles (Sorrisos Quebrados)



Original Language: Brazilian Portuguese | 232 pp | September 2017

2 Seas represents: Dutch, World English and Nordic Rights.

Rights sold: Portugal (Editorial Presença, at auction)

First print run: 20,000 copies

English sample available


Broken Smiles is the story of three people deeply traumatized in life: Paola, André, and Andre’s little daughter, Sol. Meeting at a clinic for emotionally traumatised patients, the three characters, who were victims of different kinds of violence that left them with deep scars, start solving their problems through truth and love. But much more than a love story, Broken Smiles is about the overcoming of fears and how to build real relationships by accepting one’s own limitations.

Digitally published on Amazon, it went straight to the top of the bestseller list of the electronic bookstore. Based on the large digital readership the Portuguese author has built among Brazilian fans, Broken Smiles was Sofia’s first novel coming out in paper and is in the process of becoming huge in Brazil.

Sofia Silva published Broken Hearts (Corações Quebrados) on Wattpad in 2014, quickly reaching 350,000 reads. She has acquired a powerful army of fans, who call themselves United Readers (Leitoras Unidas), composed of more than one thousand young readers, mostly from Brazil, who cause a tremendous buzz around Sofia’s work on social media.