Conceptually, the story navigates relationships between the real and the imagined. Here, the dynamics of the magically real are normalised, and meaning negotiates an unreliable, sometimes paradoxical pathway between rational and irrational accounting and polyvocal narration. In the work, religious syncretism operates as a reference to Brazilian culture, and as an artistic and narrative device used to communicate a negotiation of different voices and points of view. Exotic forms of syncretic religion specific to Brazil describe a world of ‘realismo maravilhoso’, a Latin American form of magical realism. The strange and somehow congruous forms of European, African, and indigenous influences merge to form the collaged world of the novel. AR animated vignettes, each backed by a uniquely composed cinematic soundscape, allow characters to populate the luxuriously illustrated world. Candles flicker and burn, snakes curl through breathing flowerbeds, and rooms furnished with the contents of accumulated memories pulsate with movement and mystery.