In The Weight of Emptiness, eight surnames hold an unimaginable fortune that has existed for ten generations, since the birth of their respective empires in 1920. Together, they make up a Chess, in which the United States is the board and each family, according to its characteristics, a piece. Damon Duncan is just a Pawn who, if he's obedient enough, will become a Rook, just like his father and grandfather were. What he doesn't know is that this power game goes far beyond impeccable appearances and the truth can be much darker and brutal. Heartbroken by the ghosts of the past, the heir keeps looking for ways, until he comes across a mysterious dancer who runs away from the past. "She is a dangerous secret, but I am willing to unravel her." What if that ballerina is a soloist in a mystery show orchestrated by the people he loves most? "I know this chess game better than anyone. I don't want to end up dead like her." In this chess game, everyone knows how to manipulate. Everyone seeks power. Everyone hides secrets. In this game, money is all that matters. The rules are clear. Will he be able to break them? Copyright @ 2021 Olívia Lautre Written by Olivia Lautre. Translated by Débora Correa. Cover by Fakel Barros. Families crests illustrations by Marcela Tersi Pereira.