Alex Ladd

Sergio Y.

Original title: Sérgio Y. vai à América (2014)
Author: Alexandre Vidal Porto
Translator: Alex Ladd

Armando is one of the most renowned therapists in Sao Paulo. One of his patients, 17-year-old Sergio, abruptly stops his therapy after a trip to New York. Sergio’s cursory explanation is that he has found his own path to happiness and must pursue it. For years Armando wonders what may have happened to him. Years later, Armando learns Sergio is living a happy life in New York as a woman, Sandra. But not long after this discovery Armando is shocked to read about Sandra’s unexpected death. In an attempt to find out the truth, Armando starts his own investigation. (Source: publisher)

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Sergio Y_Alexandre Vidal Porto

Paperback: 160 pages
 Publisher: Europa Editions (12 May 2016)
 Translator: Alex Ladd
 ISBN-10: 1609453271
 ISBN-13: 978-1609453275
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The Mystery of Rio

Original title: O senhor do lado esquerdo (2011)
Author: Alberto Mussa
Translator: Alex Ladd

Rio de Janeiro, 1913. The Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic is murdered at the former home of the Marquesa de Santos, known as the House of Exchanges, a sophisticated brothel where secret meetings take place. Under the guise of a medical clinic, the brothel is run by a scientist obsessed with the study of female sexual fantasies. During the criminal investigation, a forensic expert who frequents the House comes face to face with a rogue from Cais do Porto possibly involved in the murder. The two begin a competition to figure out who is the greatest seducer. (Source: publisher)

The Mystery of Rio_Alberto Mussa

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Europa Editions (September 3, 2013)
Translator: Alex Ladd
ISBN-10: 1609451368
ISBN-13: 978-1609451363
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