A Therapist is Haunted by His Patient's Suicide

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Alexandre Vidal Porto talks about his novel, "Sergio Y."

Sergio Y is the first novel by Brazilian writer, lawyer and human rights activist Alexandre Vidal Porto that has been translated into English. It tells the story of 17-year-old Sergio, who identifies as transgender, from the perspective of his therapist, Armando. After Sergio decides to stop therapy, leave Sao Paulo, Brazil and move to New York City, Armando becomes haunted by feelings of guilt and regret -- especially after learns that Sergio committed suicide. Armando investigates Sergio’s life in effort to uncover the truth about his former patient, and about himself. Sergio Y won the Parana Literary Prize for best novel.