byFernanda MelchorTranslated bySophie Hughes

May 10, 2022|
Paradais by Fernanda Melchor
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Inside a luxury housing complex, two misfit teenagers sneak around and get drunk. Franco Andrade, lonely, overweight, and addicted to porn, obsessively fantasizes about seducing his neighbor—an attractive married woman and mother—while Polo dreams about quitting his grueling job as a gardener within the gated community and fleeing his overbearing mother and their narco-controlled village. Each facing the impossibility of getting what he thinks he deserves, Franco and Polo hatch a mindless and macabre scheme.

Written in a chilling torrent of prose by one of our most thrilling new writers, Paradais explores the explosive fragility of Mexican society—with its racist, classist, hyperviolent tendencies—and how the myths, desires, and hardships of teenagers can tear life apart at the seams.

Born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982,Fernanda Melchor is one of Mexico's most exciting new voices" ( The Guardian ). Her novel Hurricane Season was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize, longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book. Sophie Hughes has also translated Jose Revueltas and Enrique Vil...
Product dimensions:128 pages, 8.4 X 5.7 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.4 X 5.7 X 0.6 in
Published:May 10, 2022
Publisher:New Directions Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780811231329

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