My sister is a monk seal
The main character is a sixteen year old, looking at great classics
like Holden Caulfield and John Fante's characters: a guy who hides
behind irreducible and fragile dreams, a tough guy on the surface
but he keeps being beaten up from life, even from Clara, the beautiful
and out-of-his-league girl he loves. And there's a alcoholic father,
"the Chief" and his sister "The Monk Seal" obedient and God-fearing.
The gray outskirts of Turin in the late eighties, quirky pop culture
references and an hilarious style, aggressive in its realism,
are the backdrop to this stunning debut novel.
winner of john fante prize 2009
winner of zocca prize 2009
• My sister is a monk seal sold over 30.000 copies since
publication and will be a movie by Brizzi and Martani, the
golden duo of Italian movie industry.
«A revelation of a book». l’espresso
«A literary success the moment it came out
in bookshops… Frascella’s already a star».
RIGHTS SOLD TO
Moon/Dutch media Group • Netherlands
He was born in 1973 in Turin, where he
works and lives. He’s an ex-military engineer,
ex-factory worker and ex call-center