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My sister is a monk seal
novel

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». la repubblica

RIGHTS SOLD TO

Moon/Dutch media Group • Netherlands

Christian Frascella

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 operator.
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author: Christian Frascella
title: My sister is a monk seal
pages: 300
date: -