Sergio Y.

Alexandre Vidal Porto (Author) Alex Ladd (Translator)
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Description

The acclaimed Brazilian author's prize-winning, "captivating [and] impeccably structured novel" of a therapist and the trans patient he lost (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Armando, one of the most renowned therapists in São Paulo, is nearing the end of a long, illustrious career. Against his better judgment he agrees to take on a new patient: Sergio, the teenage son of a wealthy Brazilian businessman. Sergio suffers from malaise and his parents are concerned. But after a number of sessions, Sergio abruptly interrupts his course of therapy following a trip to New York, saying only that he has found his own path to happiness and must pursue it alone.
Though perplexed, Armando lets the matter rest without further ado. That is, until he learns from the boy's mother that Sergio has moved to New York in order to become Sandra. Shocked by this revelation and disappointed in his own lack of awareness, Armando embarks on a journey to discover the truth about his former patient--and about himself.Winner of the Paraná Literary Prize for Best Novel, Sergio Y. is "a beautiful, moving, profound book . . . Wonderfully accomplished and subtle" (Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree).

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Europa Editions
Publish Date
May 03, 2016
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781609453275
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About the Author

Alexandre Vidal Porto was born in São Paulo. A career diplomat, a Harvard-trained lawyer, and a human rights activist, he writes a regular column for Folha de S. Paulo. His fiction has appeared in some of the most respected literary publications in Brazil and also abroad. Sergio Y. was the winner of the Parana Literary Prize for best novel.

Alex Ladd's translations include The Mystery of Rio, by Alberto Mussa (Europa Editions), Life As It Is by Nelson Rodrigues (Host Publications, 2009), The Asphalt Kiss by Nelson Rodrigues (Nova Fronteira, 2007), and Nestor Campoeira's The Little Capoeira Book (North Atlantic Books). He lives in New York.

Reviews

""Sergio Y. "is one of the best books I've read in a long time...I gush about it to everyone I meet."
- ZoePerry, translator of Paulo Coelho
"With "Sergio Y.," Alexandre Vidal Porto makes clear why he is one of the essential writers in Brazilian contemporary literature." - Luiz Ruffato
"Readers will find it impossible to put this book down." - JoseCastello"
Winner of the Parana Literary Prize for best novel
Praise for "Sergio Y."
""Sergio Y. "is one of the best books I've read in a long time...I gush about it to everyone I meet."
ZoePerry, translator of Paulo Coelho
"With "Sergio Y.," Alexandre Vidal Porto makes clear why he is one of the essential writers in Brazilian contemporary literature." Luiz Ruffato
"Readers will find it impossible to put this book down." JoseCastello"
Praise for "Sergio Y."
""Sergio Y. "is one of the best books I've read in a long time...I gush about it to everyone I meet."
ZoePerry, translator of Paulo Coelho
"With "Sergio Y.," Alexandre Vidal Porto makes clear why he is one of the essential writers in Brazilian contemporary literature." Luiz Ruffato
"Readers will find it impossible to put this book down." JoseCastello"
Praise for "Sergio Y."
Porto s captivating, impeccably structured novel is a detective story wrapped around a deeper exploration of identity.
"Publishers Weekly," Starred Review
""Sergio Y. "is one of the best books I've read in a long time...I gush about it to everyone I meet."
ZoePerry, translator of Paulo Coelho
"With "Sergio Y.," Alexandre Vidal Porto makes clear why he is one of the essential writers in Brazilian contemporary literature." Luiz Ruffato
"Readers will find it impossible to put this book down." JoseCastello"
Praise for "Sergio Y."
"A beautiful, moving, profound book..."Sergio Y."is wonderfully accomplished and subtle and I am so glad to have read it."
Andrew Solomon, author of "Far from the Tree"
Porto s captivating, impeccably structured novel is a detective story wrapped around a deeper exploration of identity.
"Publishers Weekly," Starred Review
""Sergio Y. "is one of the best books I've read in a long time...I gush about it to everyone I meet."
ZoePerry, translator of Paulo Coelho
"With "Sergio Y.," Alexandre Vidal Porto makes clear why he is one of the essential writers in Brazilian contemporary literature."
Luiz Ruffato
"Readers will find it impossible to put this book down."
JoseCastello"
Praise for Sergio Y.
"A beautiful, moving, profound book...Sergio Y. is wonderfully accomplished and subtle and I am so glad to have read it."
--Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree
"Porto's captivating, impeccably structured novel is a detective story wrapped around a deeper exploration of identity."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"One of Armando's main aims as a narrator is to complicate the narrative of gender transition, to embrace a certain measure of existential mystery that ties it to other journeys of transformation...he accomplishes this with a sensitivity to nuance and a supple, philosophical expansiveness."
--World Literature Today
"Beautifully told and translated, it explores the limitations of truly knowing another person..."
--Lamda Literary
"Sergio Y. is one of the best books I've read in a long time...I gush about it to everyone I meet."
--Zoe Perry, translator of Paulo Coelho
"With Sergio Y., Alexandre Vidal Porto makes clear why he is one of the essential writers in Brazilian contemporary literature."
--Luiz Ruffato
"Readers will find it impossible to put this book down."
--Jose Castello
Praise for Sergio Y.

"A beautiful, moving, profound book...Sergio Y. is wonderfully accomplished and subtle and I am so glad to have read it."
--Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree

"Porto's captivating, impeccably structured novel is a detective story wrapped around a deeper exploration of identity."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"One of Armando's main aims as a narrator is to complicate the narrative of gender transition, to embrace a certain measure of existential mystery that ties it to other journeys of transformation...he accomplishes this with a sensitivity to nuance and a supple, philosophical expansiveness."
--World Literature Today

"Beautifully told and translated, it explores the limitations of truly knowing another person..."
--Lamda Literary

"Sergio Y. is one of the best books I've read in a long time...I gush about it to everyone I meet."
--Zoë Perry, translator of Paulo Coelho

"With Sergio Y., Alexandre Vidal Porto makes clear why he is one of the essential writers in Brazilian contemporary literature."
--Luiz Ruffato

"Readers will find it impossible to put this book down."
--José Castello