THE PARROT’S PERCH

A MEMOIR

In 1976, two newlyweds plan a future in the exotic and mysterious city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. What follows is a haunting true story of brutality, innocence lost, and survival found.

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The Parrot’s Perch: A Memoir

ABOUT KAREN KEILT

Karen Keilt was born and educated in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She began riding horses at age five and competing at age nine. She moved to the US at the age of twenty-seven after being held prisoner in her home country for forty-five days. She always gravitated back to her love of writing–first as a newspaper columnist in South Carolina, and later writing four screenplays: The Parrot’s Perch, Bethebotu, The Gnashing of Teeth, and Maracanazo. Her memoir, The Parrot’s Perch, will be available from She Writes Press in April 2019.

Karen Keilt

ABOUT KAREN KEILT

Karen Keilt was born and educated in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She began riding horses at age five and competing at age nine. She moved to the US at the age of twenty-seven after being held prisoner in her home country for forty-five days. She always gravitated back to her love of writing–first as a newspaper columnist in South Carolina, and later writing four screenplays: The Parrot’s Perch, Bethebotu, The Gnashing of Teeth, and Maracanazo. Her memoir, The Parrot’s Perch, will be available from She Writes Press in April 2019.

Karen Keilt

ABOUT KAREN KEILT

Karen Keilt was born and educated in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She began riding horses at age five and competing at age nine. She moved to the US at the age of twenty-seven after being held prisoner in her home country for forty-five days. She always gravitated back to her love of writing–first as a newspaper columnist in South Carolina, and later writing four screenplays: The Parrot’s Perch, Bethebotu, The Gnashing of Teeth, and Maracanazo. Her memoir, The Parrot’s Perch, will be available from She Writes Press in April 2019.

Karen Keilt

ABOUT KAREN KEILT

Karen Keilt was born and educated in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She began riding horses at age five and competing at age nine. She moved to the US at the age of twenty-seven after being held prisoner in her home country for forty-five days. She always gravitated back to her love of writing–first as a newspaper columnist in South Carolina, and later writing four screenplays: The Parrot’s Perch, Bethebotu, The Gnashing of Teeth, and Maracanazo. Her memoir, The Parrot’s Perch (She Writes Press, 2019), is available now.

Karen Keilt