Sevastopol

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Three subtly connected stories converge in this chimerical debut, showcasing a powerful new Brazilian voice Sevastopol contains three distinct narratives, each burrowing into a crucial turning point in a person’s life: a young woman gives a melancholy account of her obsession with climbing Mount Everest; a Peruvian-Brazilian vanishes into the forest after staying in a musty, semiabandoned inn in the haunted depths of the Brazilian countryside; a young playwright embarks on the production of a play about the city of Sevastopol and a Russian painter portraying Crimean War soldiers.

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Three subtly connected stories converge in this chimerical debut, showcasing a powerful new Brazilian voice Sevastopol contains three distinct narratives, each burrowing into a crucial turning point in a person’s life: a young woman gives a melancholy account of her obsession with climbing Mount Everest; a Peruvian-Brazilian vanishes into the forest after staying in a musty, semiabandoned inn in the haunted depths of the Brazilian countryside; a young playwright embarks on the production of a play about the city of Sevastopol and a Russian painter portraying Crimean War soldiers.  Inspired by Tolstoy’s The Sevastopol Sketches, Emilio Fraia masterfully weaves together these stories of yearning and loss, obsession and madness, failure and the desire to persist, in a restrained manner reminiscent of the prose of Chekhov, Roberto Bolaño, and Rachel Cusk.  “A literary jewel.” -FERNANDA TORRES  “Like the writers I most admire, Fraia sets for himself the hardest and most respectable task a writer can face: unraveling the mystery without revealing the secret.” -JAVIER MONTES “Accurate language, powerful imagination.” SÉRGIO SANT’ANNA

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Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 cm
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Publisher

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Cover

Paperback

Pages

136

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

869.35 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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