’The day I killed my father was a bright day, although the light was hazy, without shadows or contours.’
So begins the unforgettable debut of Mario Sabino: a work of suspense, tragedy, and profound reflections on the human soul that marks him as one of Brazil’s most exciting novelists.
In charming and chilling prose, Sabino draws the reader directly into the mind of a man who has committed patricide. This bold and stark book draws on complex themes of religion, philosophy, and literature in seeking to understand the nature of evil.
Part psychological thriller, part intellectual puzzle, The Day I Killed My Father plays on some of humankind’s most profound archetypes and fables, all the while lulling the reader with the brilliance of its voice.