Emilio Fraia, Zoe Perry

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Lolli Editions

Published: 1st Jun '21


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

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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, semi-abandoned inn somewhere 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 Anton Chekhov, Roberto Bolano, and Rachel Cusk.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 144