Perestroika - Finalist for the Book Excellence Award in Europe

Joao Cerqueira's "PERESTROIKA - An Eye for an Eye a Tooth for a Tooth"  Finalist for the Book Excellence Award in Europe

We are thrilled to announce that Joao Cerqueira's captivating novel "Perestroika - An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" has been declared a Finalist for the prestigious Book Excellence Award in Europe adding this accolade to its long list of awards.

Congratulations to Joao Cerqueira for this well-deserved recognition! His gripping narrative has captivated readers and critics alike, weaving together a tapestry of intrigue, suspense, and thought-provoking themes. "PERESTROIKA" takes readers on a gripping journey through the complexities of justice, morality, and retribution, offering a compelling exploration of human nature and society.


The author skilfully intertwines personal struggles with the broader political landscape, creating a compelling story of resistance in the face of oppression. engaging exploration of power dynamics, dissent, and the human spirit in a society grappling with its tumultuous past. ...Perestroika not only delights with a well-crafted story but also prompts
reflection on the human condition in the face of the pressures of tumultuous history.


Erudite, eloquent and perspicacious, Perestroika has a Solzhenitsyn/Kafka/Pasternak/Dostoevsky flavor.


What makes "Perestroika" particularly resonant is its relevance to the present day. As Putin's invasion of Ukraine looms large and populist leaders and neo-Nazi movements gain traction across the globe, the novel serves as both a reflection of the past and a stark warning for the future. In this sense, "Perestroika" transcends its historical setting to become a powerful commentary on contemporary politics and society.


... a sobering tale of a regime that controls all aspects of life. Citizens are indoctrinated and fiercely punished for the smallest of infractions.... Perestroika delivers a story of survival and revenge against a regime pushing for ultimate control.


 ... wonderfully written, with a nicely woven plotline and twists and turns that will keep you looking forward to the subsequent chapters. The novel is very effective in passing on the intended message... The author describes things vividly, which captures the imagination of the reader, and the prowess in narration adds to the overall appeal of the book. I am looking forward to reading something else by this author.


...a well-written narrative that's fast paced.


Perestroika is an ambitious novel that has no comparison with other political novels. In fact, it is unique in Portuguese, and even European, letters. Perhaps the authors who have most in common with João Cerqueira are George Orwell and Michel Houllebecq, as he shares with them their dystopian vision, brutal frankness, and black humor.

Garry Craig Powell, writer

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