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

Three subtly connected stories converge in this chimerical debut, showcasing a powerful new Brazilian voice

Available June 1, 2021

Sevastopol

Fiction by Emilio Fraia

Translated from the Portuguese by Zoë Perry

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.

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Paperback (published June 1, 2021)

ISBN
9780811230919
Price US
14.95
Trim Size
4.5x7.25
Page Count
128

Ebook

ISBN
9780811230926

Emilio Fraia

Brazilian writer from San Paulo

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
A literary jewel.
—Fernanda Torres