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.
Alexandre Vidal Portowas born in Sao Paulo. A career diplomat, a Harvard-trained lawyer, and a human rights activist, he writes a regular column for "Folha de S. Paulo." His fiction has appeared in some of the most respected literary publications in Brazil and also abroad. "Sergio Y."was the winner of the Parana Literary Prize for best novel."