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Sergio Y. / Alexandre Vidal Porto ; translated from the Portuguese by Alex Ladd.

Porto, Alexandre Vidal, 1965- (author.). Ladd, Alex, (translator.). Porto, Alexandre Vidal, 1965- Translation of (work): Sergio Y. vai à América. (Added Author).
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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial FIC PORTO, ALEXANDRE VIDAL (Text) 33946003081333 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781609453275
  • ISBN: 1609453271
  • Physical Description: 177 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2016.

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Summary, etc.:
"Armando is one of the most renowned therapists in São Paulo. One of his patients, a 17-year-old boy by the name of Sergio, abruptly interrupts his course of therapy after a trip to New York. Sergio's cursory explanation to Armando is that he has finally found his own path to happiness and must pursue it. For years, without any further news of Sergio, Armando wonders what happened to his patient. He subsequently learns that Sergio is living a happy life in New York and that he is now a woman, Sandra. Not long after this startling discovery, however, Armando is shocked to read about Sandra's unexpected death. In an attempt to discover the truth about Sergio and Sandra's life, Armando starts investigating on his own. Sergio Y. is a unique and moving story about gender, identity, and the search for happiness."--
Language Note:
Translated from the Portuguese.
Subject: Psychologists > Fiction.
Transgender people > Identity > Fiction.
Happiness > Fiction.
São Paulo (Brazil) > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.

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.

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